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== Definition ==
The '''Mail Abuse Prevention System''' ('''MAPS''') is an organisation that provides [[anti-spam]] support by maintaining [[blacklist]]s. They provide five [[blacklist]]s, categorising why an [[IP address]] or an [[IP block]] is listed:
 
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The '''Mail Abuse Prevention System''' ('''MAPS''') is an organisation that provides [[anti-spam]] support by maintaining [[blacklist]]s.
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== Overview ==
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They provide five [[blacklist]]s, categorising why an [[IP address]] or an [[IP block]] is listed:
   
 
* [[Real-Time Blackhole List]] ([[RBL]]), the one for which MAPS is probably best known.
 
* [[Real-Time Blackhole List]] ([[RBL]]), the one for which MAPS is probably best known.
 
* [[Dialup Users List]] ([[DUL]]), blocks of [[IP address]]es that include many small office and home office users.
 
* [[Dialup Users List]] ([[DUL]]), blocks of [[IP address]]es that include many small office and home office users.
 
* [[Relay Spam Stopper]] ([[RSS]]), [[spam]] relays, e.g. hijacked [[server]]s.
 
* [[Relay Spam Stopper]] ([[RSS]]), [[spam]] relays, e.g. hijacked [[server]]s.
* [[Open Proxy Servers]] ([[OPS]]), naively open [[SMTP]] [[server]]s.
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* [[Open Proxy Server]]s ([[OPS]]), naively open [[SMTP]] [[server]]s.
 
* [[Non-confirming Mailing List]] ([[NML]]), marketers who use [[opt-out]] strategy.
 
* [[Non-confirming Mailing List]] ([[NML]]), marketers who use [[opt-out]] strategy.
   
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Latest revision as of 18:26, 5 December 2011

Definition[]

The Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) is an organisation that provides anti-spam support by maintaining blacklists.

Overview[]

They provide five blacklists, categorising why an IP address or an IP block is listed:

The acronym MAPS is spam spelled backwards.


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