This is an old story, but I thought it was pretty interesting. It seems that the North Korean government is launching an e-mail service that “guarantees the privacy of correspondence.” While I have no idea whether this service works or not, the article mentions that most North Koreans really do have the ultimate in e-mail
That evil spammer could be you
Over the past few months, you may have received a bounced e-mail that says your e-mail to a certain person was rejected — and you didn’t send that e-mail in the first place? In that case, the spam didn’t come from your computer — but from another infected computer that had your e-mail address. Experts…
They’re wily, those spammers
We figure out one way to stop them from spamming us, they just go and find other ways. The info in this article isn’t really news; what’s important to know is that spammers are always finding new ways to get their trash to us.
Oh, and if you want a useful glossary of spamming…
Someone we can all identify with…
Spam. Just the word alone brings feelings of frustration and anger to the surface. One man in California was mad as h*ll, and decided he wasn’t going to take it any more. And now he’s in legal trouble, being charged with spam rage for threatening to torture and kill the employees of a company promising…
Giving thanks for….freedom to e-mail
As you head off to your holiday celebrations, be thankful that we live in a country that doesn’t arrest you for expressing your opinions in e-mail communications — like Zimbabwe.
Spam-proofing your inbox
PC World offers Ten Tips for Slaying Spam. There are some good, not-often-thought-of tips here.
Hope for the rest of us
Did you ever wish you could report that wily Nigerian scammer to the police? One person did, and it turns out the Nigerian was a Canadian…
Update: Alas, we spoke too soon. Prosecutors have decided to drop charges against the alleged scammer.
A helping hand to fight spam
Chances are your ISP is increasing its anti-spam efforts, to keep junk mail out of your inbox. I’m generally in favor anything that’s done to fight spam, but I’m just not sure about a solution at the ISP level. The technology is just not good enough yet that “false positives” (legitimate mail that is…
Tips to fight spam
It’s never a bad time for another tutorial on fighting spam.
A new strategy — finding the good guys
The software used to fight spam most often focuses on ways to identify junk e-mail and filter it from your Inbox. The spammers are usually able to keep one step ahead of these efforts. Now the anti-spam forces are trying out a reverse elimination process: find spam by concentrating on legitimate e-mail.