The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, January 11, 2007

How the Sender Community Can Help Fight Spam

Today, spam-fighter Neil Schwartzman wrote an excellent article on the state of spam and what needs to be done about it. The main thrust of his article is that now that the spammers, the virus writers, the phishers, and the spyware authors have all teamed up in a vast cyber-crime network, the good guys are going to need to team up to fight them. In particular, he points out that the legitimate senders of commercial email also have a stake in fighting spam.

And let's be 100 percent clear about something: legitimate commercial senders should want receivers to block spam and phish from end users inboxes. These messages erode consumers trust in email and decrease its ability to drive response for good senders.

Well worth reading: How the Sender Community Can Help Fight Spam.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is that you all alone with all that email that comes into your inbox: so it is only about your own responsibility to recognize the potential spammness from, unknown sender.

Probably the solution is the creation of mass email-obfuscators to hide actual emails.

10:21 AM  

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