This appendix lists useful online resources for further information about spam, spam-filtering, SpamAssassin, each of the mail transport agents discussed in this book, and several other SpamAssassin-related software packages.
I’ve been spammed! What do I
do?”—originally written by Chris Lewis and
maintained by Greg Byshenk—is an helpful (if dated) guide to
spam and spam-prevention for the beginner. Find it at
For Comments (RFC) documents describe proposed standards for the
Internet. You can get RFCs from
http://www.rfc-editor.org. Some notable RFCs
related to spam and spam filtering include
The basic document that describes the formatting of email messages.
Explains SMTP, the protocol used to transfer email from system to system.
Describes a set of best practices for mail servers.
The SPAM-L FAQ, maintained by Doug Muth
provides information about the SPAM-L mailing list,
one of the oldest discussion forums for spam fighters.
http://spam.abuse.net is a
long-standing site with information for antispam advocates and system
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE) has a web site
focuses primarily on advocacy and legislation.
The groups in ...