Fighting Spam, Educating Members on Best Practices, Law, and industry Developments to Fight Spam and Protect Email and a Viable and Essential Communications Tool

Formed in November 2002, the ESPC's membership is comprised of many of the largest and most innovative technology providers in the email industry, including Email Service Providers (ESPs), Mail Transfer Agents, application and solution developers, and deliverability solutions providers. 

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Recent Happenings

FCC broadband privacy rules set ISPs apart on liability

The FCC released a proposed set of privacy and data security rules for ISPs that go well beyond requirements found in other industries, exposing them to increased regulatory and legal exposure.

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New Congressional Research Service report on cybersecurity

Tables I and V are most relevant to ESPC members.

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CBL blacklist uptick

Kelihos botnet has ramped up to "near meltdown flood levels," and blacklist teams have been working hard to keep things running. It is possible that something broke or fell over under the load, causing widespread false positives of blacklisted IPs. Some ESPs are seeing CBL blacklistings.


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FTC's Ohlhausen blasts FCC's restrictive privacy plans

FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen rebuked FCC's proposed plan for privacy rules for broadband service providers, saying they are restrictive and more in line with lobbyists' preferences than consumers'.

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