Antispam confab looks beyond filters

MIT’s 2006 Spam Conference seemed to show that the “fight against spam, phishing and e-mail fraud should focus on economic incentives and aiding law enforcement”.  Noting the “recent proposals of white lists and AOL’s Goodmail, a pay per e-mail service offering preferential treatment in e-mail delivery for marketers”, as well as the one year anniversary of the Can-Spam federal law, speakers addressed the issue with solutions having direct financial consequences.  Some other proposals aimed to avoid “creating a hierarchy of e-mail senders, an idea that goes against the Internet’s equalizing spirit”.  Rather than some type of e-mail postage for bulk e-mailers, these businesses could put up a bond.


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