IBM bounces spam back to the spammers


IBM has decided to take an interesting tactic in the fight against spam and this week unveiled a new anti-spam service called FairUCE.  IBM’s new service uses a giant database to identify computers that are sending spam and uses that information to fight back.  Emails that originate from a computer identified as a spammer will be automatically fired back to the sender by FairUCE, thus tying up the spammer’s computers.

The company said its FairUCE spam technology will allow customers to identify incoming spam before it gums up their systems. Also, IBM said its anti-spam technology will alleviate the need for content filtering, which heavily taxes IT systems, siphoning off bandwidth otherwise used for business purposes.

(via CNN Money)

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