I have been inundated with spam emails coming from Digital Ocean owned IP’s over the last few months. At first, it was very minimal, so I never bothered reporting it, but I am now receiving 15+ spam emails per day just from DO alone, not to mention other servers.
First and foremost, DO is in violation of the CANSPAM act, as they are allowing the sending of unsolicited emails to addresses without consent. In Canada, it’s a federal law to REQUIRE proof of consent for ANY electronic email to a Canadian citizen that isn’t a direct reply to an inquiry made by the resident of Canada.
I have been forwarding emails to email@example.com for the last week or so, but so far haven’t stopped receiving emails from DO’s servers. I understand the premise of renting a cloud server, as well as the difficulty of balancing fraud & abuse with real users, but the current system is not working. While we’ll never eliminate ALL spam advertising or phishing, DO needs to explain what is being done now to combat this so users have full transparency.
Digital Ocean has until the end of 2018 to publish a fully written report or whitepaper on the spam their servers have been sending over the last few years, stating what they intend to do differently to combat this growing problem. If a report is not published by then, a spreadsheet containing all IP’s, domains pointing to those IP’s, email headers, and the content of those emails will be sent to the Canadian Goverment for investigation.
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