Spamhaus was created by Steve Linford in 1998. The all-volunteer organisation tracks the Internet's major spammers, spamgangs and spam services, provides dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, and works with Law Enforcement to identify and pursue spammers worldwide.
Register Of Known Spam Operations
200 Known Spam Operations responsible for 80% of your spam. When a known spamgang has been terminated from at least 3 ISPs, a profile of its spamming activities is listed on the ROKSO webpage.
Spamhaus Top 10
TOP 10 chart of ROKSO-listed spammers - are those which Spamhaus views as the highest threat, the worst of the career spammers causing the most damage on the Internet currently. Spamhaus flags these as a priority for Law Enforcement Agencies.
How to Use Spamhaus
When you make a complaint to a registrar, a lot of time is spent looking for evidence of spamming or crime. You can help shorten the time it takes to deal with a complaint by providing evidence yourself. Links to the relevant Spamhaus or ROKSO record are an effective method.
Spamhaus has credibility among ISPs and those who work to fight spam - its records have often been used in court as evidence for prosecutions. Some spammers have even started a joe job to discredit its founders.