Appendix A. Resources
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.
General Spam Resources
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
- RFC 2822: Internet Message Format
The basic document that describes the formatting of email messages.
- RFC 2821: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Explains SMTP, the protocol used to transfer email from system to system.
- RFC 2505: Anti-spam Recommendations for Internet MTAs
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 ...