Spam Defense Roadmap
to various types of Spams and/or Spam
A very abstract definition of spam:
Unwanted communication which we cannot easily prevent ourselves from receiving if we use a certain communication or information retrieval system.
Communication mediums that are spammable
Email is spammable the moment we publish our email address in a computer readable form in a public place.
You don't even have to do that - spammers randomly generate email addresses. See
is highly spammable unless it is moderated.
Bulletin boards are spammable if they are not moderated.
The Web is not spammable if you follow links, but the moment you use a WebSearchEngine
you can be exposed to SearchEngineSpam
If you run
you're highly spammable. Just switch it off, then complain to the webmasters who rely on it for core functionality. Help reduce
Any site on the net is spammable with
(flood ping) or other fun denial of service attacks (see
The landscape and language of Spam
Pages with "Spam" in title and relates to WikiS
Ways of dealing with
, or use
. Whatever you do, do not use
if you are spammed.
Solutions include protecting email addresses, and what to do if you do get spammed anyway.
to generate BotBait
, especially for addresses posted on web pages
make senders go through some
before their email can reach your eyeballs.
trace spam by giving out unique addresses, using the plus sign technique. See
Consider using "throw-away" addresses. See
is a new design for a
communications system --
contains a pro/con comparision of some of these proposed solutions.
that are not specific to emails nor wiki
5 Steps for Setting Up a Small-Business Spam Defense
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