Spam – what's the solution?

By on

The problem of spam hardly needs an introduction. It is a time-waster for recipients. It has its sinister side in the form of V-spam and phishing. And it consumes infrastructure resources -- especially bandwidth. The only real solution available today is blocking: either at the recipients' premises or, sometimes, at the recipients' ISP. But this feels very much like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted and there must be a better alternative.

In the short term, I believe the onus is on ISPs, the Government and all other interested parties to stem spam at source. It is depressing to read that the UK is considered an ideal location for spammers. Our infrastructure is good -- which works to our disadvantage -- and our judicial system ...

Hi! You've reached one of our premium articles. This is available exclusively to subscribers.

It's free to register, and only takes a few minutes.

Once you sign up you'll have unlimited access to the full catalogue of Australia's best business IT content, as well as a daily news bulletin delivered straight to your inbox.

Register now
Copyright © SC Magazine, US edition

Most Read Articles

Log In

|  Forgot your password?