Re: ISPs and spam filtering

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Who is this, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Who is this

    Who is this Guest

    In article <>,
    mdew <> wrote:

    >
    > ISP's seem to charge for this service, I'm not entirely sure how this
    > "service" costs them.



    Because the server they use for the mail needs to be more powerfull so
    it can handle the spam filtering AND the normail mail functions, they
    probably have to pay for the software too.

    That is why spam sucks, those who do not get any are still paying $$ to
    cover the costs of the spam sent to those who do (servers, storage,
    bandwidth, ISP labour, etc).
     
    Who is this, Aug 7, 2003
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  2. Who is this

    Mark Foster Guest

    "mdew" <> wrote in message
    news:p...
    > On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 07:46:05 +1200, Who is this wrote:
    >
    > > In article <>,
    > > mdew <> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> ISP's seem to charge for this service, I'm not entirely sure how this
    > >> "service" costs them.

    > >
    > >
    > > Because the server they use for the mail needs to be more powerfull so
    > > it can handle the spam filtering AND the normail mail functions, they
    > > probably have to pay for the software too.

    >
    > oh please, my cyrix 300 runs spam filtering fine, processing power is a
    > pityful excuse (since the mail servers is usually high-spec'd machine(s)),
    > ISP's should always offer it. But it seems they'll charge for anything
    > extra thats not "standard internet" until one ISP (Like Xtra) started
    > offering Free virus protection.



    Lets see your cyrix 300 run spam filtering for 20,000 individual mail
    clients and still give timely pop3/smtp responses? :)

    There *IS* overhead server-side.
    Theres also a time investment and its not unreasonable to expect ISPs to try
    to recover some of the costs involved.

    (Opinions are mine and do not represent my employer or the companies
    associated with said employer).
     
    Mark Foster, Aug 7, 2003
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  3. Who is this

    Buck Rogers Guest

    mdew allegedly said:

    > oh please, my cyrix 300 runs spam filtering fine, processing power is a
    > pityful excuse (since the mail servers is usually high-spec'd machine(s)),
    > ISP's should always offer it. But it seems they'll charge for anything
    > extra thats not "standard internet" until one ISP (Like Xtra) started
    > offering Free virus protection.


    Do you handle 50,000 inboxs?
     
    Buck Rogers, Aug 8, 2003
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  4. Who is this

    Who is this Guest

    In article <>,
    mdew <> wrote:

    > On Fri, 08 Aug 2003 07:46:05 +1200, Who is this wrote:
    >
    > > In article <>,
    > > mdew <> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >> ISP's seem to charge for this service, I'm not entirely sure how this
    > >> "service" costs them.

    > >
    > >
    > > Because the server they use for the mail needs to be more powerfull so
    > > it can handle the spam filtering AND the normail mail functions, they
    > > probably have to pay for the software too.

    >
    > oh please, my cyrix 300 runs spam filtering fine, processing power is a
    > pityful excuse (since the mail servers is usually high-spec'd machine(s)),
    > ISP's should always offer it. But it seems they'll charge for anything
    > extra thats not "standard internet" until one ISP (Like Xtra) started
    > offering Free virus protection.


    well for example AOL is blocking more than 2.5 BILLION spams a day. Your
    little effort at home is like comparing a matchbox toy with a ferrari
     
    Who is this, Aug 8, 2003
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