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Responsible Anti-spam Sites - Letter W

Web Space Outlet (7 Aug 1999)
AUP: Hosting Policy Information
Abuse contact: abuse@wso.net

New customers must read the user agreement before signing up, and they are also e-mailed a copy of the agreement after signing up.

Web World Ltd. (1 Feb 1998)
Other domain names: webworld.co.nz, plug.co.nz
AUP: Web World: Policy Against Network Abuse and Spamming
Abuse contact: abuse@ww.co.nz

Web World blocks relaying and also blocks SMTP sessions from various spamming domains. They have a zero-tolerance policy and charge spammers for cleanup costs. They also maintain a Spam Status Page.

WEBBNET Internet Solutions (17 Jan 1998)
AUP: WEBBNET AUP
Abuse contact: abuse@webbnet.com

WEBBNET has disabled relaying and blocks spam domains and netblocks. Any spamming accounts that are nuked are charged $1,000 for cleanup.

WEBster Computing Services (6 Dec 1997)
AUP: System Rules and Regulations
Abuse contact: abuse@webcs.com

WEBCS has a zero-tolerance policy towards spam. Any spammers that are caught on their system will have their account suspended.

WebTV Networks, Inc. (19 Sep 1999)
Other domain names: webtv.com
AUP: Terms of Service
Abuse contact: abuse@webtv.net

WebTV have 24x7 personnel availible to block sites that send out spam. They also offer the ability for their customers to NOT utilize their spam blocking measures and fine customers who spam $500.

Webworqs, Inc. & Jump-Gate (11 Jul 1999)
Other domain names: jump-gate.com
AUP: WebWorqs Use Policy
Abuse contact: abuse@webworqs.com

WebWorqs has a fairly strong AUP, and also takes strong action against spammers, such as registering domains that they forge.

Weslink Datalink Corporation (10 Aug 1999)
Other domain names: weslink.ca
AUP: Interlynx AUP
Abuse contact: abuse@interlynx.net

Relaying is disabled and they also subscribe to the RBL.

West Net Communications (3 Oct 1997)
AUP: Customer Agreement for Internet Access
Abuse contact: abuse@west.net

West Net doesn't allow their customers to spam and also doesn't allow them to spamvertise their webpages from another ISP. This policy also applies to Usenet with a minimum cleanup charge of $1,000.

Whole Earth Networks (17 Nov 1996)

Abuse contact: abuse@hooked.net

Their official policy is to not sue spammers the first time. However, it would cost $1000 for a spammer to re-open an account and re-spamming will result in a civil suit.

Windsor Information Network Co., Ltd. (WINCOM) (27 Dec 1997)
AUP: Company Information: T&C
Abuse contact: abuse@wincom.net

Wincom has disabled relaying to outside systems, and blocks IP addresses, domain names, and e-mail addresses of known spammers.

WolfeNet (3 Oct 1997)
Other domain names: wolfenet.com
AUP: WolfeNet AUP
Abuse contact: abuse@wolfe.net

WolfeNet is another subscriber to the Mail Abuse Protection System as well as refusing to relay mail or news postings. They also block commonly known spamming sites.

Also, since Wolfenet hosts cbs.com, spammers lose access to David Letterman's Top 10 List. (Take that, spammers! :-)


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