[Oberon] IMAP4 server

Aubrey McIntosh mcintosh at vima.austin.tx.us
Wed Jul 2 17:05:31 CEST 2003

At 04:15 PM 7/2/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>We also came up with some simple strategies to avoid SPAM:
>White-List/Challenge - Approach:
>Each recevied mail is checked against a white-list of known senders. If it
>does not match, a challenge mail is sent to the sender of the mail.
>The challenge can not be answered by a machine. (e.g. selecting a picture /
>reading a word in a noisy picture / selecting a word out of a text)
>The approach could be enhanced by a bayesian filter.
>Another apporach is to only accept PGP encrypted files. A spamer could still
>send mail but he would waste too much computing time.
>Unencrypted mail would be sent back by email, including the public key
>required to encrypt the mail.

Those are both promising.

One thing that is not clear to me is how to 'package' these projects as 
academic research --> tenure projects and not hobby projects.

Is this work being done on the academic side or the hobby side?

Aubrey McIntosh, Ph.D.

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