Learn about SPEWS

Learn about SPEWS

SPEWS is a archive which many IT Guys, and organizations have assembled and use to block spam emails. This private database is now available for the general public to review or use for email filtering.

Most spam location systems work after the fact. There's a timeout between spam sources starting up shop, sending bad email to countless people, and getting their network ip ranges blocked in the long list with these systems. SPEWS locates known spam senders and spam origins, it stops them when they start, occasionally before they start spam sending.

dnsrbl found that a number of the several popular spam lists and blocking services are becoming shortened down due to an high number of requests, this reduces their effectiveness. SPEWS does not run A petition or vote based record of spam, entries in the database come from the knowledge and experience of the people who setup and use the SPEWS long list.