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SpamRats blocks over 3 million IP Addresses

Posted on: 2008-01-15| Type: News Item

SpamRats Database now has over 3 million IP addresses listed in it's worst offender database, representing mostly infected PC's, Trojans and Bots used to send out Spam, dictionary attacks, and brute force password attacks.

LinuxMagic's flagship email server product 'MagicMail' with it's built in Anti-Spam technology, designed for the ISP and Telco's has been using IP reputation in it's servers to help block connections from Trojans and Bots, to reduce server loads and help in the fight against Spam.

Because of the wide deployment of MagicMail servers through out North America, MagicMail servers have been able to act as an early warning detection grid to detect new trojans, bots and other abusive sources. These 'worst offenders' are added to the public lists available at SpamRats within hours of detection, enabling not only MagicMail servers, but other email servers as well to block any mail connections from these locations. This detection technology has been showing significant results, and now that SpamRats has listed over 3 million IP Addresses in it's database, it is now already blocking 15-20% of inbound connections. And with the other IP Reputational tools, MagicMail is blocking more than 85% of all inbound mail attempts, BEFORE data acceptance. This 'zero day' approach also helps stop new Spam techniques before they are created.