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

Matthew Vernhout is a digital messaging industry veteran and Certified International Privacy Professional (Canada) (CIPP/C) with nearly two decades of experience in email marketing. Matthew is 250ok’s Director of Privacy, and he is currently the Vice Chair of the eec, after serving for several years as the Chair of their Advocacy Subcommittee. Matthew was recognized as the 2019 eec thought-leader of the year.

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