Spam Blacklist Bids Top $1m

One of the largest spam blacklists in the world, developed in Australia, is up for sale and the creator has already received offers of more than $1 million. Proposals have come from all over the world and dubious organisations have been especially keen on the acquisition. The list, popularly known as SORBS or spam and open relay blocking system, was created in 2002 by programmer Michelle Sullivan (then known as Matthew Sullivan), who used to work at the University of Queensland. SORBS is a free service that sets up virtual spam traps to identify and block senders of unsolicited bulk email

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