TITLE

Antispammers take matters into their own hands

AUTHOR(S)
Pappalardo, Denise; Wallack, Todd
PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
Network World;08/11/97, Vol. 14 Issue 32, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discloses that Internet service provider UUNET Technologies has stepped up its antispamming practices by weeding out unauthenticated Usenet postings, using filtering and other software tools. Move by some system administrators to issue programs that automatically delete Usenet postings following the spamming incidents; UUNET customer GTE Internet Solutions' efforts to ensure its customers are not spammed.
ACCESSION #
9708171788

 

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