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Spam and the Internet. Is it here to stay or can it be eradicated?

de Freitas, S. and Levene, M. (2004) Spam and the Internet. Is it here to stay or can it be eradicated? Joint Information Systems Committee, Bristol, UK.



This report outlines the growing problem of spam (unsolicited bulk e-mail), which has become a pervasive problem for Internet activity and has important implications for further and higher education institutions. The report provides a brief history of the development of spam, an explanation of how to define the different types of spam and an overview of technological and social ways of combating spam. The report provides a starting point for understanding the scale of the problem and begins a consideration of what further and higher education institutions can do to readdress the pervasive problem of unsolicited bulk e-mail.

Item Type: Report
Publisher: Joint Information Systems Committee
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