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This article is a part of the series on undesired email (spam, phishing, viruses, etc.). The material covers the Poisons and the Remedies.

By Stas Bekman.

Published: May 15th 2006

SPAM, Phishing, Virus-related Articles

You can probably find a new article on the subject posted every few hours, so pervasive the problem of undesired email is. Usually searching Google and your favorite bookmarking services will keep your plate full at all times. Here is a selection of some of the articles that I've found particularly relevant or interesting.

 

Spam Daily News (http://www.spamdailynews.com/)
relatively recent articles on SPAM

Using Gmail for Spam Filtering (http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/006035.html)
By redirecting all email to gmail and then pop it via a secure POP access. by Jeremy Zawodny.

AntiSpam Techniques (http://www.networkcomputing.com/showitem.jhtml?docid=1509f1)
An article published in the Network Computing magazine by Ron Anderson.

Wikipedia on Spamtraps

Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) (http://asrg.sp.am/)
is an Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Research Group that investigates tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of spam.

Wikipedia on honeypots

The Honeynet Project (http://project.honeynet.org/misc/project.html)
is a non-profit (501c3) volunteer, research organization dedicated to improving the security of the Internet at no cost to the public...

Paul Graham's articles on SPAM (http://www.paulgraham.com/antispam.html)
Great collection of essays.

Spam Avoidance Techniques (http://lwn.net/Articles/9460/)
lwn.net

SpamHelp (http://www.spamhelp.org/)
Anti SPAM resources

Reading Email Headers (http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers.html)
It's essential to know how to access and understand full email headers in order to expose phishing and scam emails.

Limiting Unsolicited Bulk Email (http://www.imc.org/imc-spam/)
Anti-spam resources include papers examining the problem of bulk e-mail and links to other organizations.

Spam Laws (http://www.spamlaws.com/)
United States, European Union, and other countries' laws and pending legislation regarding unsolicited commercial email.

SpamArchive.org (http://www.spamarchive.org/)
Database of known spam to be used for testing, developing, and benchmarking anti-spam tools. Accepts user contributions.

Spamfaq.net (http://www.spamfaq.net/)
FAQs from news.admin.net-abuse.email and related newsgroups including information on how to filter and report spam, as well as information on the anti-spam community.

The Spam Letters (http://thespamletters.com/)
Replies to spam, organized by category.

Ending Spam with An MTA Acquaintance Protocol (http://www.w3.org/2003/10/acquaintance-protocol/)
Just a cool idea, talking about a computational challenge to make spam uneconomical.

Meng Wong's Perspectives on Antispam (http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/15/2358256)
a big thread started by Meng Wong blog entry Internet Governance: An Antispam Perspective (http://www.circleid.com/posts/internet_governance_an_antispam_perspective/)
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MSExchange.org anti spam section (http://antispam.msexchange.org/)
(links to articles)

Technical Responses to Spam (http://www.windowsecurity.com/whitepaper/anti_spam/Technical-Responses-Spam.html)
In response to the growing torrent of unsolicited bulk email, many technical schemes have been proposed and implemented to distinguish spam from legitimate mail and to block delivery of spam while letting legitimate mail through. Although none of the schemes is the "magic bullet" some of them, particularly when used in combination with each other, can help limit the amount of spam that users receive. Those are discussed in this whitepaper.


 

 

Continue reading about email-related Poisons or jump into the Remedies section.

 















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