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The primary goal of this work is the methodical analysis of the potential, limitations, advantages, and drawbacks of anti-spam measures. These determine to which extent the measures can contribute to the reduction of spam in the long run The range of considered anti-spam measures includes legislative, organizational, behavioral and technological ones. Furthermore, the conceptual development and analysis of an infrastructural e-mail framework that features such a complementary application, is pointed out.

After the presentation of the technological and organizational facets, the theoretical effectiveness of the framework is assessed with the aid of the formal model mentioned above. The author further considers deployment issues, as the framework will have to be integrated in both the technological and the organizational Internet infrastructure. Features and Benefits: It provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of the anti-spam field, It includes a description and a methodical analysis of range of technological, organizational, behavioral, and legislative anti-spam measures, It empirically shows how e-mail addresses on the Internet are harvested and used for spamming. It presents a technological and oiganiztional e-mail infrastructure framework for long-term prevention of e-mail spam.

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"Schryen’s book basically contains his German habilitation dissertation. … This work is a methodical analysis of the potential, limitations, advantages, and drawbacks of antispam measures. ... In summary, Schryen provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of the antispam field. An excellent work for those working in this field. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Faculty; researchers; professionals." (C. Tappert, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (6), 2008)

"This book investigates the problem of email spam … . It is well written and important concepts … are exhaustively outlined along with relevant code headers and sensible discussions. I was actually very impressed with the work here and once I started to delve into the contents of this book, I did discover a lot more about this field … . a tour de force of anti-spam measures and I would hope that this book will become a bedtime read for researchers in the field." (Kevin Curran, Informer, Issue 26, Spring, 2008)

"This book … reviews the history of spam, assesses the current situation and the economic significance of spam, analyzes current anti-spam measures, and proposes changes to the email infrastructure framework to address spam. … Anyone frustrated by spam will find the book to be an excellent reference … . The book is a timely review of the current state of spam email on the Internet. It contains thorough references, several appendices, and a good index." (David B. Henderson, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642090875
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Spam and its economic significance.- Spam statistics.- Spam categories.- Commercial advertising.- Fraud and phishing.- Hoaxes and chain e-mails.- Joe jobs.- Malware.- Bounce messages.- Anti-spam measures.- Legislative measures.- Organizational measures.- protection of e-mail addresses.- handling of received spam e-mails.- IP blocking.- Filtering.- TCP blocking.- Authentication.- Verification.- Empirical analysis of the abuse of e-mail addresses.- Model-driven analysis of the effectiveness of technological anti-spam measures.
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