Spam--Help Is On The Way

May 2004
Business Communications Review;May2004, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p2
Trade Publication
The fact the neither the origins nor attitudes of Spam are homogenous makes it incredibly complicated to devise a solution. But the good news is that work is under way to address the problem. The IETF recently announced that it was attacking the Spam crisis via an initiative dubbed MADRID, which will authenticate traffic from electronic servers. MADRID and other potential technical solutions will be prominent on the Next Generation Networks 2004 agenda. Once technical solutions become available, they are likely to be deployed first within enterprise networks. Spam's most apparent costs occur within businesses that, collectively, burn through billions each year in lost productivity as a result of clogged intranets and local area networks.


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