SpamCloud is an email-analysis research project designed to mine data from emails that will ultimately allow the negative impact of spam on ISP’s, corporations, and end-users to be reduced. It relies heavily on the internet community redirecting large-volume spam to our servers. In exchange, we provide data and access to related services from our sponsor.
SpamCloud is sponsored by BrightCloud, Inc., a company that has been working hard over the past few years to make the internet a better place for everyone. Most of thier efforts so far have been focused on learning how to identify individuals and other entities whom you would prefer to keep away from your computer and network, including network attackers and email spammers. They also provide URL “reputation” ratings to assist companies in filtering out unwanted sites from their web traffic. (Visit our web site for more information on what we do and what we offer.)
The more information that can be gathered on these individuals and URLs, the easier it is to identify and block unwanted activity. The SpamCloud project was started in order to analyze as many emails as possible (mostly spam) in an effort to improve the ability for BrightCloud and others to minimize the negative impact of spam. The information gathered from the project will be made available to both commercial and non-profit organizations and individuals for such uses as strengthening anti-spam utilities, preventing users from accessing spam-based URLs, and and allowing for more sophisticated web filtering.
If you are currently handling a large volume of spam that you would be willing to redirect to the project, we would love to hear from you. In exchange we are willing to offer access to some of BrightCloud’s existing services. Please contact us for more details by clicking on the Contact tab above.