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Is spam email defeated or not?

Has spam email been defeated, or should we admit we cannot beat it?
Looking back at the first spam messages sent in the 1800s, Virus Bulletin editor Martijn Grooten said that in the 1980s spam was impolite, in the 1990s it was a nuisance, in the 2000s it was a threat but in the 2010s spam was apparently ‘solved.’

He said that statistics have proved that email spam was “something we could not keep up with no matter how good your spam filter is.

Grooten said that spam “exists as people like to break the law” and the issue of dealing with unsolicited bulk email remains a challenge as solutions do not work.

He pointed to “solutions” such as only accepting email from people you have previously approved, calling this “unworkable as you would need global approval system, and some sort of PKI.

Read entire article #Irisscon: Is Spam Email Defeated or Not? | InfoSecurity
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