Spamhaus was created by Steve Linford in 1998. The all-volunteer organisation tracks the Internet's major spammers, spamgangs and spam services, provides dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, and works with Law Enforcement to identify and pursue spammers worldwide.
Spamhaus ROKSO Edit
Register Of Known Spam Operations
200 Known Spam Operations responsible for 80% of your spam. When a known spamgang has been terminated from at least 3 ISPs, a profile of its spamming activities is listed on the ROKSO webpage.
Spamhaus Top 10 Edit
TOP 10 chart of ROKSO-listed spammers - are those which Spamhaus views as the highest threat, the worst of the career spammers causing the most damage on the Internet currently. Spamhaus flags these as a priority for Law Enforcement Agencies.
How to Use Spamhaus Edit
When you make a complaint to a registrar, a lot of time is spent looking for evidence of spamming or crime. You can help shorten the time it takes to deal with a complaint by providing evidence yourself. Links to the relevant Spamhaus or ROKSO record are an effective method.
Spamhaus has credibility among ISPs and those who work to fight spam - its records have often been used in court as evidence for prosecutions. Some spammers have even started a joe job to discredit its founders.