Filtering Spam Email with Flexible Preprocessors

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Spam email is the common name for “unsolicited bulk email.” It is one of the cybernuisances we have to put up with everyday. Spam email does not just waste resources; it also poses a serious security threat. There are two types of spam email: unsolicited commercial email and email used as a delivery agent for malware (malicious software). The former uses email for commercial advertisement purposes, including illegal commercial activities. Dealing with it costs staff time and IT resources. The latter has a more sinister intention. Any type of malware, be it virus, worm, or spyware, has to find a way to infect host computers. An easy and effective way to deliver malware is through unsolicited bulk email. In the last couple of years, several high profile and successful virus/worm attacks were delivered via unsolicited bulk email—for example, LoveBug, Slammer, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Communication Systes and Electrial Engineering
EditorsXu Huang, Yuh-Shyan Chen, Sio-long Ao
Place of PublicationUnited States
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780387749389
ISBN (Print)9780387749372
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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