Email spam ‘Block 25’ crackdown readied in South Korea

South Korea is lobbying its internet service providers to sign up to a national plan to tackle spam.

The plan requires ISPs to restrict email to official computer gateways by blocking another common route that messages travel over.

It is hoped this will thwart spammers who hijack home PCs and use them to send junk mail.

Critics say the block could do more harm than good to businesses and hit home workers — via

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