Issues with spam

Galen A. Grimes

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This article takes a detailed view of unsolicited, commercial email, better known as "spam", examining the current state of spam dissemination, how it is distributed by spammers, the impact and problems spam is causing the IT industry, and what methods are being employed both legislative and technological by various segments of government and the IT industry to help control and/or eliminate spam. In analyzing the various legislative and technological means that are being employed to control and/or eliminate spam, the pros and cons of each method and potential societal impacts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Fraud and Security
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • Law


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