Spam has grown to be a major concern for Internet users and policy makers not only congesting networks and disseminating viruses and fraudulent messages, but also undermining trust in the Internet and the digital economy.
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The Internet Society works with technical experts, policy makers, and local decision makers to help make sure knowledgeable decisions and actions are made in the fight against spam.
The fight against spam requires implementing a series of actions on several levels:
- Effective application of anti-spam law
- Awareness raising
- Development of technical solutions
- Strong international cooperation
When combined, these measures can provide a “good enough solution” to the spam problem for email users. Coupled with appropriate legislative and legal action, such measures may even help turn the tide against the spammers.
Combating Spam Project
The Internet Society’s Combating Spam Project is designed to demonstrate clearly and effectively the tools and industry partnerships that are available to tackle a key concern of many policymakers – how to combat spam.
- Download our paper: Combating Spam:Policy, Technical and Industry Approaches October 2012
There are several different technical measures available.
For an overview of some of the technical approaches to spam, see: