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 Verlag
Pages188-197
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-13970-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop on Networked Services and Applications - Engineering, Control and Management - Trondheim, Norway

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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

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

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de Vries, W. W., Moreira Moura, G., & Pras, A. (2010). Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach. In F. A. Aagesen, & S. J. Knapskog (Eds.), Proceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010) (pp. 188-197). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6164/2010). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13971-0_18

de Vries, Wouter Willem; Moreira Moura, Giovane; Pras, Aiko / Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach.

Proceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010). ed. / Finn Arve Aagesen; Svein Johan Knapskog. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 188-197 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6164/2010).

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de Vries, WW, Moreira Moura, G & Pras, A 2010, Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach. in FA Aagesen & SJ Knapskog (eds), Proceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6164/2010, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 188-197, 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop on Networked Services and Applications - Engineering, Control and Management, Trondheim, Norway, 28-30 June. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13971-0_18

Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach. / de Vries, Wouter Willem; Moreira Moura, Giovane; Pras, Aiko.

Proceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010). ed. / Finn Arve Aagesen; Svein Johan Knapskog. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 188-197 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6164/2010).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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de Vries WW, Moreira Moura G, Pras A. Fighting Spam on the Sender Side: A Lightweight Approach. In Aagesen FA, Knapskog SJ, editors, Proceeings of 16th EUNICE/IFIP WG 6.6 Workshop (EUNICE 2010). Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2010. p. 188-197. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-13971-0_18