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[anti-spam-wg@localhost] Call from the IRTF ASRG-WG for Volunteers and Feedback

  • From: Fearghas McKay < >
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 09:19:57 +0100

Yakov Shafranovich  one of the chairs asked me to forward this to the WG



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: ASRG/IRTF Soliciting Volunteers and Feedback
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 02:34:58 -0500
From: Yakov Shafranovich research@localhost

The Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) of the IRTF is seeking feedback and
volunteers from the wider IETF community. We have recently changed our
charter to focus on approaches that can be defined, deployed and used in
the near term, likely to lead to usable results, and to avoid those that
duplicate other efforts or that have proven unproductive in the past.
Majority of our research will seek to provide input into the IETF
standardization activities. We are refocusing our efforts on the
following areas:

o Problem areas in the current email architecture that facilitate junk
email and network abuse, and the impact of each area on the overall problem
o Analysis of persistent patterns in spam and spammer behavior that can
be used to improve existing and propose new solutions.
o Best Current Practices for Spam Control - including email admins, end
users, MTA developers, blacklist operators, etc..
o Filtering Standards - dynamic updates, standard headers for MTAs, etc.
o Abuse Reporting Standards - research into common standards for
exchanging information about network and email abuse.
o. SMTP Session Verification - verification of the SMTP transaction
(e.g. LMAP, etc.).
o Message Verification - verification of both the message headers and
content (e.g. DK, Lumos, TEOS, etc.)

More information can be found on our webpage at: Feedback is welcome on our mailing list,
asrg@localhost or to the chairs directly.

Yakov Shafranovich

Yakov Shafranovich / asrg <at>
SolidMatrix Technologies, Inc. / research <at>
"And this too shall come to pass"

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