Hendrickson Software Components (hsc) announced today that Sp@mX, the company's popular software for spam source tracing and reporting, will be used to support a year long anti-spam campaign that has three goals.
-One spammer in the slammer. Using information collected by Sp@mX users, track down the individual(s) that are responsible for the highest volume of spam. Then see that they are prosecuted for violation of United States anti-spam laws.
-One phisher in the slammer. Using information collected by Sp@mX users, track down the individual(s) that are responsible for the highest volume of phishing attacks. Then see that they are prosecuted for violation of United States and International anti-phishing laws.
-Track the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the domain that is responsible for the highest volume of spam among Sp@mX users, and whether or not the ISP is actually processing abuse complaints, and dealing with the abuser(s). Civil legal action will be taken against the ISP with the worst record to remove any incentive for them to continue their spammer friendly operations.
According to Jeff Hendrickson, author of Sp@mX, "Spam and phishing attacks are probably the most prevalent 'quality of life' crime that affects the largest number of United States citizens. The United States Congress has given law enforcement a wonderful set of laws to deal with these criminals, but no one is really using them to fight back against these online predators. Sp@mX users have collaborated on this approach to deal with this problem through their use of Sp@mX and the hsc message board (hendricom.com). Our goal is to put one of these online predators in jail by the end of 2006, and financially ruin a spammer friendly ISP. The more people that get involved with this effort, the more likely it will succeed. I encourage everyone that has been negatively affected by this blight to join us."
Sp@mX enables everyone from end users to IT professionals working in complex networked environments to effectively reduce spam in their e-mail Inbox and on their network. Sp@mX works by automatically tracing the source of spam and reporting offenders to their respective Internet Service Providers. Sp@mX users typically see their spam levels drop dramatically within four weeks.
"My inbox was overrun with spam. At one point I think I received about 250 spam e-mails in a 12-hour period," offers Thomas Wright, a broker with Believer's Realty in Phoenix. "Since I installed and started using Sp@mX, I'm seeing real results. Last night at approximately 9:30 p.m., I had received less than ten spam e-mails and as of 7:15 this morning I have received ZERO... nada... none!"
Sp@mX is available for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. This makes Sp@mX ideal for people who use one environment at work and another at home, or for those who work in mixed computing environments, or for those who like to use software that is available for multiple platforms should their needs and interests change in the future.
Pricing and Availability
Sp@mX is available in both client and server editions. The client edition is priced at $19.95 US. The server edition is priced at $399.95 US. The product can be purchased directly from hsc. Quantity discounts are available; please contact the company for details.
About Hendrickson Software Components
Founded in 1998, Hendrickson Software Components (hsc) offers a variety of software products and components, including Sp@mX, @ccede (e-mail compliance software) and packaged enterprise applications. hsc also offers custom software development and consulting services to help companies develop corporate-compliant, spam-free e-mail infrastructures.