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December 10, 2003

'Domain Keys' the answer? Yahoo announces a new plan to get rid of spam, where emails will have to prove they've come from a real address. (Thanks to Online Blog).

Aaron Scullion @ December 10, 2003 07:29 AM

Comments (4)
It's interesting! Now many "spam protectors" are using,but statistic says it doesn't have much effect.
This programm is really going to re-engineer e-mail Internet work.
LM @ December 12, 2003 08:45 PM
Spam - is a real problem today. Spam not only annoys, but also it`s prevents to work. There were cases when i deleted important documents together with spam. So that`s why i think that this problem requires the immediate decision!
Wizard @ December 12, 2003 08:49 PM
The only way to stop SPAM is to follow the money and prosecute the companies guilty of it. They'll circumvent anything Yahoo tosses at them, because the Internet was designed to be Open, and that's what Spammers exploit.

In the end, it's a few companies doing it. I've tracked a few down just to let them know it could be done - but there's no LAW that's effective. International Law has to be agreed upon, and it has to be solid and unquestionable.

The best solution I've heard so far is offering a bounty for Spammer information so that the governments do not have to add an expensive task force to do it for them. I'd like that. I'd even make a few dollars.

The sad truth is that nobody seems to really want to solve the problem, because everyone is trying to trim the weeds instead of pulling them out and making the environment improper for weeds to grow. That's a people issue first, then an internet issue.
Taran @ December 12, 2003 09:06 PM
There is another, similar, scheme that is well on the way to becoming an internet standard: SPF. If you own your own domain name or are an ISP it can really help you, have a look at:

Jasper @ December 12, 2003 09:22 PM

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