Anti-Spam Measures: Analysis and Design by Guido Schryen

By Guido Schryen

This publication examines anti-spam measures by way of their potentials, obstacles, benefits, and disadvantages. those components be certain to which quantity the measures can give a contribution to the relief of junk mail in the end. It examines legislative, organizational, behavioral, and technological anti-spam measures, together with an perception into their effectiveness. furthermore, it offers the conceptual improvement and research of an infrastructural e mail framework, which good points this type of complementary software, and considers deployment issues.

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4 gives an overview of the types of harm and the participants that are affected. We denote spam’s economic harm as “direct” if it is caused by the fact that spam e-mails occur. An example is the costs for increased network bandwidth. Costs are categorized as indirect if the harm emerges from actions or missing actions that result from spam e-mails. Examples are costs due to fraud and loss of profit respectively. Regarding the participants, we distinguish between ESPs/ISPs, other organizations, and private users.

It also should contain the FQDN corresponding to the SMTP client’s IP address, the argument given in the HELO/EHLO statement, and authentication information if an authenticated connection was used for the transmission or submission. 2 SMTP’s susceptibility to spam 41 Any information that can help to trace the message should be added to the Received entry. It is true, even when the initial submission is non-SMTP, for example submission via a web-based e-mail client where HTTP is used between the web client and server, a Received entry can be used to identify that connection stating what IP address was used when connecting to the HTTP server where the e-mail was created.

This type of software is often sent as an unsuspicious a-mail attachment. When the user opens the file, the malware installs itself. An interdependence between spam e-mails and malware has evolved [124]: Spam e-mails spread malware, malware is used to infect a host so that the host can be remotely controlled and used for the sending of more spam e-mails. Such infected hosts are denoted as “zombie PCs”. Many people believe that most spam is sent via botnets, which are a network of zombie PCs; however, it is difficult to prove this assumption.

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