The US DSL provider Verizon has found the perfect solution against spam: start blocking most email originating in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France and Russia.
Wired reports that as of 22 December, a slew of IP addresses owned by European ISP have made it to Verizon's black list. Apparently, it's you folks who are behind all the devious plans to try and sell us yanks V!agRa and low interest M0rtage$.
Never mind that most spam is actually sent by Americans, using Chinese spam hosting services.
For a spam fighting policy Verizon is taking an unusual approach. "We would never block a whole country and say, 'England is bad,'" Mike Teixeira, a blacklist investigator for Mail Abuse Prevention Systems told Wired.com.
But you knew that all along, of course.
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