Experts target junk e-mail
Daily Times Report
LONDON: The conference, organised by the Federal Trade Commission, was looking at the proliferation of commercial e-mail and exploring the technical, legal and financial issues that spam raises, reported BBC.
Speakers at the conference painted a gloomy future for e-mail unless the problem of spam is immediately addressed. A Federal Trade Commission representative said things were worse than they had imagined and without immediate improvements, e-mail could be run into the ground. Internet providers said it was the sheer number of messages that posed the threat.
Strategies: There were different views on the best way to tackle the problem of spam, which now accounts for more than 40% of e-mails. Many at the forum suggested new countrywide legislation was needed in the United States, but others said the only solution was to block spam with new technology.