Damn Spam – The New Yorker

Damn Spam
The losing war on junk e-mail.
by Michael Specter

This article talks about the origins or spam, the first being sent across the ARPANET by DEC in 1978, and moves on to modern spam related issues like the Robert Soloway case. Other topics covered include Bayesian filter origins and their effectiveness, the Spamhaus Project and the growing threat of Image spam and professional virus writers.

This articles features quotes and facts from; John Scarrow – the general manager of anti-spam technologies at Microsoft, Matt Sergeant – the chief anti-spam technologist at MessageLabs and Brad Templeton -The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s chairman.

Defiantly worth the read

Author: Matt V - @emailkarma

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