Anti-Spam Tool Kit

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-17
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Every year businesses spend billions of dollars combating the overwhelming amount of junk email their employees receive. With the Anti-Spam Toolkit, systems administrators have at their fingertips the tools they need to significantly reduce junk email. Through real-world software and examples, the authors demonstrate how to identify spam, deploy the best-suited anti-spam system for a business, keep legitimate email from being mistaken for spam, adapt and improve anti-spam systems, and stay one step ahead of spammers. They also cover the latest and most popular technologies available on the market for the proactive systems administrator. The CD-ROM includes all the tools discussed in the book.

Author Biography

Paul Wolfe is an independent information security consultant Charlie Scott, CISSP, CCNP, is an information security analyst for the city of Austin, Texas Mike W. Erwin, CISSP, is the President and Founder of Symbiot, Inc.

Table of Contents

Part I: Preparing for the Fight

1: Forming Your Plan Against Spam

2: Goals and Criteria for Evaluating Spam Control Solutions

3: Methods for Mail Content Control

4: Anti-Spam Implementation Strategies

Part II: Building Your Anti-Spam Arsenal

5: Blocking Spammers with DNS Blacklists

6: Filtering Spam with SpamAssassin

7: Catching Spam with SpamAssassin’s Bayesian Classifier

8: Enhancing and Maintaining SpamAssassin

9: Configuring Popular E-mail Clients for Spam Filtering

Part III: Implementing Other Popular Anti-Spam Tools

10: Anti-Spam Clients for Windows

11: Anti-Spam Servers for Windows

12: Anti-Spam Tools for Macs

13: Anti-Spam Tools for Linux

Part IV: Stopping Spam in the Long Term

14: Know Your Enemy

15: Advanced Topics and Fine Tuning

16: Fighting Spam Defensively

Glossary: Definitions and Acronyms

A: Selected Anti-Spam Resources

B: About the CD-ROM

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