Spamhaus

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Spamhaus

(The Spamhaus Project, www.spamhaus.org) An organization devoted to eliminating spam and tracking its worst offenders. Based in Geneva and London, Spamhaus maintains several "block lists;" for example, the Spamhaus Block List (SBL) contains the IP addresses of known spammers, and the Exploits Block List (XBL) is a list of compromised computers that send spam without the owner's knowledge.

Pronounced the same, the German word for house is "Haus." Therefore, in German, a spamhaus is an organization that sends out spam. See ROKSO.
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This service is similar to The Spamhaus Project, Ltd., which creates a similar database reporting known spammers, but the two projects are not related.
Richard Cox, CTO of the SpamHaus Project, said that ISPs and carriers need to be better at responding to abuse complaints, and they need to be supported by laws that allow them to disconnect nodes they find to be compromised.
Keynote presentations at the event will be made by Phillipe Gerard, DG Information Society, European Commission and Steve Linford, Director of The Spamhaus Project.
Consider subscribing to "blocklists" maintained by third-party organizations, such as SpamCop, Spam Early Warning Prevention System, and the Spamhaus Project. Most antispam products let you choose which to use.