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Open Relay Database ceases operations

he Open Relay Database, a tool e-mail service providers used for years to help curb the spread of spam, is ceasing operations, a death partly attributable to its own success. It was 5.

For years, spammers exploited e-mail servers with open relays – those that accept mail from anywhere for relaying to anywhere else – to pass along their junk pitches.

Read the complete story here. (AP via Yahoo)

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