Users Increasingly Looking To ISPs To Stop Spam

from the placing-blame dept

Just as the news comes out that many ISPs are hesitant to filter spam, Gartner is showing that a small, but growing, number of users are getting fed up with their ISPs inability to stop spam, and would be willing to switch ISPs to get better spam protection. The problem right now, of course, is that it's not easy to get good spam filtering without too many false positives. While users say they want better spam filtering, the false positives can be just as big a problem as getting too much spam. Users are able to set up their own spam filters, of course, but they believe it's their ISPs responsibility. This viewpoint is only going to increase, and users will look to their ISPs to protect them against adware, spyware, phishing, trojans and all other types of attacks as well. ISPs have been taking either an ad hoc or a wait-and-see approach for most of this stuff, but it might make sense for them to start coming up with more comprehensive strategies that really focus on protecting their subscribers - and not just giving lip service to the idea.

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    Anonymous Coward, 9 Jun 2004 @ 11:22pm

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    Or people could just stop giving out their real emailaddresses to sign up for things, thats what makes mailinator so awesome.

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      Anonymous Coward, 10 Jun 2004 @ 9:34am

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      or they could just stop posting their email addresses all over the internet, use the BCC feature in email's or try taking a shred of responsibility for their problem with spam.

      mailinator is GREAT !

      do any of these idiots have multiple email addresses like I do ?

      One for people I want to get email from.
      One for people that spam & fwd
      & one for business purposes.

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