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Publisher Comments:

Annihilate Spam for Good!

Get the tools you need to build a spam-fighting e-mail system and put fathead spammers on the run. This book provides the latest in spam-fighting techniques, including spam-squelching tools, anti-spam best practices, and the secrets about the Internet that the spammers don?t want you to know. With Anti-Spam Tool Kit, you?ll learn to build a spam control system across a broad range of solutions, from open source to proprietary, from basic client-based tools to complex gateway solutions, from simple spam control methods to a full-scale strategy for your war on spam.

Explains how to configure and use these and many other key tools:

  • Filtering methods: Rule-based, signature, distributed, and Bayesian
  • Blacklist services: SpamCop, MAPS, ORDB, SpamHaus
  • Gateway-based solutions: Symantec, Surf Control, Brightmail, CipherTrust
  • Provider-based solutions: BindMail, SpamShark, SkyScan, E-Mail Bouncer
  • Anti-spam tools in: Eudora, Mozilla Mail, Outlook Express, Outlook
  • Windows spam filters: KnockKnock, SpamBayes, SpamNet, SpamButcher
  • Mac spam filters: POPMonitor, PostArmor, SpamFire
  • Linux/UNIX spam filters?SpamAssassin, Vipul?s Razor, Bogofilter
  • Windows Server-based solutions?iHateSpam Server Edition, GFI Mail Essentials

CD-ROM contains popular anti-spam tools from the book

Paul Wolfe is an independent information security consultant for Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, and government.

Charlie Scott, CISSP, CCNP, is an information security analyst for the city of Austin, Texas, where he helps maintain network security infrastructure and policies.

Mike W. Erwin, CISSP, is the President and Founder of Symbiot, Inc., an information security company specializing in intelligent security management and advanced risk metrics.

Book News Annotation:

Wolfe, an information security consultant, provides tools needed to build a spam-fighting e-mail system in this book/CD-ROM package. He shows how to build a spam control system across a broad range of solutions, from open source to proprietary and from basic client-based tools to complex gateway solutions. Examining the four major schools of thought for fighting spam and their specific tools, he covers filtering methods, blacklist services, gateway- and provider-based solutions, and Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix spam filters. The CD-ROM contains anti-spam tools.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072231670
Editor:
Brownlow, Jane
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Wolfe, Paul
Author:
Erwin, Mike
Author:
Scott, Charlie
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Online Services - General
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - Electronic Mail
Series:
One Off
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
417
Dimensions:
9.14x7.38x1.11 in. 2.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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