JamSpam – An AntiSpam Consortium That Might Really Do Something
from the get-together... dept
Laws against spam clearly don’t work. Filters against spam seem to work to a certain degree – but have their own set of problems. Increasingly, it seems that people are warming to the idea that in order to prevent spam emails, we need to change the way email works. I’m still on the fence about this, because changing something that is so massively entrenched leads to all sorts of unintended consequences, but I’m willing to listen. Now, it seems that a group of interested (and fairly powerful) parties from many different companies and anti-spam groups are getting together to start the JamSpam consortium, which will look into ways to stop spam at lower levels. Basically, they want to build spam protection into email protocols. This is a very early stage effort, but one worth following.