Welcome to the home of the FAQ for the newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse.email. These documents aim to answer all your questions about Unsolicited Bulk Email, also known as spam.

Spamfighting Overview
Last modified 27-Dec-2003

This document offers a taste of the many techniques people use to fight spam. The objective isn't to teach you how to fight spam (there are many far superior documents that do just this), but rather to introduce some of the techniques you can use and refer you to some more detailed works.

The Evils of Spam
Last modified 27-Dec-2003

In here we cover the more ethical, moral and legal aspects of the spam issue, including precisely what constitutes spam and the types of people who become spammers.

Understanding News.Admin.Net-Abuse.Email
Last modified 27-Dec-2003

Finally, this document aims to introduce all of the weird, wonderful and sometimes impenetrable terminology that people use in news.admin.net-abuse.email (nanae). It covers both colloquialisms (e.g. "chickenboner") and technical terms (e.g. "direct-to-MX").


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