ISPs filtering out spam, says FTC

Tuesday, 29 November 2005, 3:51 PM EST

A study by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found a big improvement in the performance of ISPs in tackling spam.

The FTC set up 150 email accounts, 50 with an ISP that did not use a spam filter and 100 with two ISPs that did. These addresses were then posted on 50 websites, including message boards, blogs, chat rooms, and USENET groups where spammers might go to attempt to harvest the addresses.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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