Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach

Wouter Willem de Vries, Giovane Moreira Moura, Aiko Pras

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    Abstract

    Spam comprises approximately 90 to 95 percent of all e-mail traffic on the Internet nowadays, and it is a problem far from being solved. The losses caused by spam are estimated to reach up to \$87 billion yearly. When fighting spam, most of the proposals focus on the receiver-side and are usually resource-intensive in terms of processing requirements. In this paper we present an approach to address these shortcomings: we propose to i) filter outgoing e-mail on the sender side and (ii) use lightweight techniques to check whether a message is spam or not. Moreover, we have evaluated the accuracy of these techniques in detecting spam on the sender side with two different data sets, obtained at a Dutch hosting provider. The results obtained with this approach suggest we can significantly reduce the amount of spam on the Internet by performing simple checks at the sender-side.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010)
    EditorsFinn Arve Aagesen, Svein Johan Knapskog
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages188-197
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-13970-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop on Networked Services and Applications - Engineering, Control and Management - Trondheim, Norway
    Duration: 28 Jun 201030 Jun 2010
    Conference number: 16th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume6164/2010

    Workshop

    Workshop16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop on Networked Services and Applications - Engineering, Control and Management
    Abbreviated titleEUNICE 2010
    CountryNorway
    CityTrondheim
    Period28/06/1030/06/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-270893
    • EWI-18095
    • IR-72174

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