Anti-Spam Measures

Analysis and Design

  • Guido Schryen

About this book


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 email framework that features such a complementary application, is pointed out.

After the presentation of the technological and organizational facets, the framework is analyzed twofold: its theoretical effectiveness is assessed with the aid of the formal model mentioned above, its storage and traffic requirements are analyzed quantitatively. The author further considers deployment issues, as the framework will have to be integrated in both the technological and the organizational Internet infrastructure.

About the author:

Guido Schryen graduated from the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Operations Research. He obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the RWTH Aachen University, where he now holds a postdoc position at the Institute of Information Systems. His current research activities focus on Internet security and anti-spam measures.

Features & 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 a broad range of technological, organizational, behavioral, and legislative anti-spam measures.

It empirically shows how email addresses on the Internet are harvested and used for spamming.

Presents a technological and organizational email infrastructure framework for long-term prevention of email spam.




Deployment E-Mail Email Hoax Inernet Internet Malware Phishing Security Spam design development organization verification

Authors and affiliations

  • Guido Schryen
    • 1
  1. 1.AachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-71748-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-71750-8
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