A new software program designed to stop spammers
in their tracks, dubbed SpamPires, has been released, and the software
developers are confident their product will help eventually eliminate
unsolicited bulk email, also known as spam mail.
The software program (http://www.doyouhatespam.com/)
works by increasing bandwidth costs of spammers – eventually making their
business much less lucrative due to an increased bottom line.
“Our software pulls bandwidth from known spammers from our usersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢
Internet connection, and raises the bills on spammers. If enough of our users
are online, then we can even max out the spammers — meaning they have no bandwidth
left to send anything out,” said Rob Sandusky, Technology Manager of SpamPires.
SpamPiresÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ software is designed so that computers running the software
will not operate any slower than computers without it. In addition, the software
is not intended to crash spammers websites or initiate denial of service attacks.
“It won’t slow you down when youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re surfing the Internet or working
online. It isn’t designed to crash the spammersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ sites, that’s illegal
and we don’t want to invite lawsuits from the scum of the earth. It will however
help you fight back and possibly end spam worldwide,” said Sandusky.
Spammers who are affected by the software program can expect to see significantly
higher bandwidth bills.
“Their [the spammersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢] bandwidth bill can go from $99 each month
to $6,000 per month,” said Sandusky.
The program, which was released in early January, works better than traditional
spam filters because it stops spam at the source, instead of simply deleting
“There is nothing better than to stop spam before it is sent,” said
The software will eventually reduce load on email servers and decrease Internet
firmsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ operating expenses. The developers of the software hope that the
benefits will help turn the internet into a more prosperous environment for