FTC Study Shows Technology Gaining in the Battle Against Spam

According to a new study released today by the Federal Trade Commission, spammers continue to harvest email addresses from public areas of the Internet, but Internet Service Providers’ anti-spam technologies can block the vast majority of spam sent to these email addresses. The FTC staff report also found that consumers who must post their e-mail addresses on the Internet can prevent them from being harvested by using a technique known as “masking.”

Document: Email Address Harvesting and the Effectiveness of Anti-Spam Filters (requires PDF viewer)

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