APEWS is a list of areas on the Internet which several system administrators, ISP postmasters,
and other service providers have assembled and use to deny email and in some cases, all network
This private list is now available for the general public to read and/or use for email filtering.
spam advisory and blocking systems
work after the fact. There is a time lag between the spammer setting up shop, spamming
millions, and getting netblocks listed by these systems. APEWS identifies known spammers
and spam operations, listing them as soon as they start, sometimes even before they start spamming.
APEWS also found that several of the several popular spam advisory and blocking systems have become
bogged down due to an overload of requests, this lessens their effectiveness.
APEWS does not run
a request or nomination based list, entries in the list come from the knowledge and experience of
the people who set up and use the APEWS lists.
Any mailservers using the APEWS list to
filter can be configured to do
several things with incoming mail from APEWS listed IP addresses. The recommend method is to
bounce the message back to the sender with a link to the APEWS "Why was I
referred to this website?" page.