I am sure everyone here by now has had many spammers on their servers and like most of the responsible webhosts worldwide you have deleted their accounts as soon as you find out. Also I am sure that most of you have been listed by a stupid organization called SPEWS which is doing more harm than good. SPEWS claims that it is helping stop spam but instead it is just helping to hurt the reputation of Honest Web Hosts with their clients. What it does is that once it detects that you have a spammer on your server or even a site that is itself not sending spam but promotes spam SPEWS immediately lists the IP address of your server or sometimes your whole IP range in its database which many ISPs use to filter spam e-mails. Now any e-mail originating from those IPs will be blocked by ISPs using the SPEWS databse. The main problem is that even after we delete the spammers from our servers SPEWS does not remove our IPs. ANd for those of us who do name-based hosting this is very very dangerous as just becuase of one spammer whoi was on our server for not more than a few days the other 500 Honest, Innocent clients who are not spammers have to pay the price as their e-mails are blocked too. This proves that just to prevent one spammer who by the way quickly changes hosts and is not affected at all, hundreds of our clients have to pay the price. I have tried to contact SPEWS without any luck so I have decided to beat the SPEWS system instead of trying to change it. I am SICK of SPEWS and other databases like this becuase instead of helping us they are hurting us. Now lets get to solving the problem. -=-=-=-=-= SOLUTION =-=-=-=-=- SPEWS only lists the IP address that the spammers website is hosted on so I think that if we change the IP address of the mailserver then our e-mails could no longer be blocked by SPEWS. I am not a linux expert so I need your help to figure out how to accomplish this. Is there a way that we can change the IP address of the mailserver? -=-=-=-=-= IMPORTANT =-=-=-=-=- Those who have not read this full post should not think that I am a pro-spam activists. Infact I hate spam and do everything possible to keep my network spam free but there is no 100% gurantee that one of them won't slip by my defences. Infact my screening method is so tough that many genuine clients leave me for being too tough on them. I do not mind that as that is my duty.