Blocking All Asian Email To Prevent Spam
from the seems-a-bit-extreme dept
More and more ISPs are now blocking all email from Asia in an attempt to prevent spam. It seems that many spammers (most of whom are not in Asia) use open relays in Asia to send their spam. Since attempts to work with the Asian ISPs haven’t worked out so well, some have decided to just block all email from that part of the world. Obviously, that can be a bit of a problem when no legitimate mail can go through. On the Asian ISP side, they say that they’re using older software that only has documentation in English – so they’re not even sure how to solve the problem. Plus, many (apparently) don’t see what the problem with spam is. They quote someone saying that it’s a “sign of respect” if someone sends you spam. I know there are plenty of folks from that side of the world reading Techdirt, and I’d be interested to know if this is a common perception, or if they just found the one wacko who likes spam and quoted him.