Effectiveness of Anti-Spam Approaches

Wirtschaftsinformatik, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 281-288, 2004

Posted: 26 Apr 2007


Spam as unsolicited email has certainly crossed the border of just being bothersome. In 2003, it surpassed legitimate email ­ growing to more than 50% of all Internet emails. Annually, it causes economic harms of several billion Euros. Fighting spam, beside legal approaches especially technical means are deployed in practical systems, mainly focussing on blocking and filtering mechanisms. This article introduces into the spam field and describes, assesses, and classifies the currently most important approaches against spam.

Keywords: Spam, E-Mail, Spoofing, Blockieren, Filtern, Lightweight Mail Transfer Agent Authentication Protocol (LMAP)

JEL Classification: J86, J96

Suggested Citation

Schryen, Guido, Effectiveness of Anti-Spam Approaches. Wirtschaftsinformatik, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 281-288, 2004, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=981882

Guido Schryen (Contact Author)

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

Templergraben 55
Aachen, 52056

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