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E-Mail Authentication Can't Stop SPAM

Posted: 23rd Sep, 2004 By: MarkJ
Newer technologies, such as SPF and Sender ID, which have been designed to validate the source of e-mails and determine legitimacy, will not stop SPAM. So claims the BlackSpider Technologies security company:

90% do not believe it will stop spam. Half of the respondents believe that all email authentication will achieve is to change the way spam is sent, rather than stopping it.

Almost half of those surveyed (49%) believe that if spam keeps rising at current levels, the email system will become unusable within 10 years, with 33% believing that the system will be rendered useless within one to two years.

Nearly one third of respondents (32%) think Government’s are responsible for stopping spam through legislation, 30% think ISPs should act to stop spam; while 13% believe that spam will never be stopped, despite the industry’s efforts. Just 1% think that Microsoft should assume responsibility for halting spam.


It's worth pointing out that nobody has ever expected the technology to "STOP" SPAM, but it could limit fraudulent e-mails and make the senders of junk more identifiable. More @ netimperative.com .
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