Bloomer, Geri & Co., a CPA and business advisory firm headquartered here, found a way to fight potentially crippling e-mail bombs last tax season.Information technology manager Joy Lasseter said that the first clue of the attack came in the form of a call from the company that hosts the firm's Web-based e-mail that "a tsunami" of spam suddenly came flooding in, with thousands of messages per hour addressed to Bloomer Geri's internal mailboxes.

"We were receiving so much mail so fast that it actually caused our hosting company's servers to shut down," Lasseter explained.

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