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Hostwinds works hard to provide only the best products and services. That is why we are incredibly excited that Hostwinds is considered a no-SPAM-tolerance network by Spamhaus Block List. Because Spamhaus is the most common and trusted block list in the industry, we are proud of our good standing. In a world where 90% of incoming email traffic is SPAM, it is invigorating to see someone step up and call out spammers on their misdeeds.
Spamhaus is an international not-for-profit group dedicated to protecting the Internet from SPAM. You hate SPAM. Your friends hate SPAM. We all hate SPAM! Spamhaus tracks SPAM operations works with law enforcement in order to identify and pursue SPAM and malware gangs and lobbies for anti-SPAM legislation. They also maintain spam-blocking databases that keep back the majority of SPAM and malware sent over the Internet. Spamhaus currently runs the Spamhaus Block List (SBL), the Exploits Block List (XBL), the Policy Block List (PBL), and the Domain Block List (DBL).
Specifically, the SBL is a real-time database of known spammers, SPAM operations, SPAM support services, and SPAM gangs. This database is monitored every hour of every day by Spamhaus team members around the world. The SBL can block up to 5-15% of incoming SPAM at SMTP connection time and 60-90% in message body URI checks. Currently, over 1.9 billion mailboxes are protected by Spamhaus. It not only protects many tier-1 providers, ISPs, United States and British military networks, and top free email providers. The chances are that you have benefited from Spamhaus's diligence, whether you know it or not.
In addition to their work protecting our mailboxes from SPAM, Spamhaus also works closely with law enforcement to find and bring SPAM and malware gangs to justice. They work mainly with the FBI and National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. Spamhaus provides all services free of charge with the intention to make the Internet a cleaner and safer place.
Hostwinds is proud to support anti-spamming efforts by offering products such as our Enterprise Email. Our Enterprise Email is configured with MailChannels filtering, meaning it filters outgoing SPAM and bulk mail. This prevents your IP from being added to any blacklists. Hostwinds' Enterprise Email is compatible with webmail and any 3rd party email client. For more information on MailChannels and our Enterprise Email service, go here: http://www.mailchannels.com/ and here: http://goo.gl/0Zepzu.
For more information on Spamhaus, go here: http://www.spamhaus.org/. And, as always, we are here for you if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Thank you for being part of the Hostwinds family!
Written by Allison Montgomery / March 20, 2015