TechWeb | News | Spammer Threatens Anti-Spam Group
Blue Frog is an open source project designed for the purpose of stopping the spread of spam e-mails. The idea behind Blug Frog is building a community of e-mail users who act in concert to discourage spammers from sending more spam. For example, when members of the community receives spam, Blue Frog automatically traces the origin of the spam. Once found, Blue Frog then fills out opt-out forms requesting the spammer to stop sending spam to their members. Alternatively, if no opt-out form is available, Blue Frog would then fill out complain forms. Blue Frog has been very effective at stopping spam for its community. It is because of its success that a spam king is threaten to release the e-mail addresses of Blue Frog's community in an effort to deter its [Blue Frog] use. Blue Frog's chief executive, Eran Reshef, states that this is a hollow threat since their database of users are encrypted and can not be accessed by spammers. Read the article for more details.
1. Blue Frogs, Spam and Email --by John Stith, webpronews.com