February 20, 2004 6:29 AM PST
China threatens to block junk e-mailers
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The report said that these blacklisted servers will be closely monitored by an IT association in the country--the Internet Society of China--and that they will be blocked if they continue to send junk e-mails to mainland users after March 20.
This is not the first time Chinese authorities have moved to stop the spam plague. According to the report, China banned 127 e-mail servers last year for sending unsolicited mail.
Zen Lee of CNETAsia reported from Singapore.