Contact: Brian Bess
Phone: (352) 375-2912
Connect Company Cans "SPAM"
Internet Connect Company (ICC), one of Floridas fastest-growing
Internet services, has already developed a reputation for
protecting its customers against unwanted commercial e-mail,
or SPAM. But last night they had a hand in protecting much
of the Internet community as well against this menace.
someone attempted to host one of the biggest SPAM clearinghouses
on ICCs servers without permission, ICC technicians
quickly stepped in and pulled the plug on the entire operation.
This move effectively saved millions of people, at least temporarily,
from waking up this morning with electronic inboxes overflowing
with unwanted mail.
is the Internet equivalent of junk mail, and it is a much
bigger problem than many people think. It is also a serious
breach of the Internet protocol, or "netiquette",
that most conscientious Internet service providers and users
follow. SPAM costs consumers money by tying up their costly
on-line time and hard drive space, and the servers and routers
that make up the backbone of the global Internet are frequently
bogged down trying to process the millions of unsolicited
messages that are sent every day. This huge volume of traffic
results in bottlenecks at various points throughout the worlds
networks, slowing down access speeds for everyone.
have a strict policy against using our facilities for mass
e-mail," says ICC network engineer Chris Wilson, "So
anytime someone tries to circumvent that policy we come in
immediately and put a stop to it. Its just that in this
case, the violator was one of the largest bulk e-mail distributors
in the country.
a small victory in the war against SPAM," Wilson continued,
"But were happy to do our part and join the growing
number of Internet service providers taking a stand against
Internet Connect Co.
Gainesville, FL-based Internet Connect Company, a recognized
leader in the highly competitive Internet access field, offers
service in 15 locations throughout Florida. The company is
committed to providing the highest possible level of service
at a reasonable cost to all of its customers. ICC also offers
a variety of high-speed dedicated Internet solutions and Web
hosting services for businesses. To learn more about ICCs
complete line of service offerings, call (800) 422-2936 or
visit ICCs web page at http://www.atlantic.net.