ROKSO

Acronym for Register of Known Spam Operations, a free-access public register of spam operations that have been thrown off of at least three ISPs for their spamming activities. ISPs do not throw off suspected spammers without warning and giving the outfits a chance to stop their activities. ROKSO’s rationale is that any organization that has been thrown off three or more ISPs for spamming are considered “hard-line” spammers who have signed onto an ISP with the intention of breaking the ISP’s Terms of Service — most ISPs have regulations that specifically state that known spamming will not be tolerated. ROKSO is maintained by The Spamhaus Project, an organization that works with ISPs to identify and remove spammers from the Internet.

Also see Getting Rid of Spam in the Did You Knowsection of Webopedia.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Related Articles

ITIL Certification

ITIL certifications help information technology (IT) professionals and teams align their strategy with an organization's overall strategy. Knowledge gained from ITIL certifications can also...

Agile Project Management

Agile project management enables business teams to approach their projects and tasks with a flexible mindset, allowing for both expected and unexpected changes throughout...

Private 5G Network

A private 5G network is a private local area network (LAN) that utilizes 5G cellular technologies and edge device connections to reduce latency, improve...

Rich Communication Services (RCS)

Rich communication services (RCS) is a mobile messaging approach in which session initiation protocol (SIP) and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) support the sending of...

Agile Project Management

Agile project management enables business teams to approach their projects and tasks with...

Private 5G Network

A private 5G network is a private local area network (LAN) that utilizes...

Rich Communication Services (RCS)

Rich communication services (RCS) is a mobile messaging approach in which session initiation...