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MIT Spam Conference Targets Laws, Filters
2004-01-14

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Whitelisting, spam laws, new tech standards for email filters, understanding spam filters, sender-pay anti-spam systems and message authentication are some of the topics to be discussed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's second annual Spam Conference on Friday, January 16.

Academics, representing the University of Michigan and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, software vendors including Martian Software and anti-spam companies such as Brightmail, technology giants Microsoft and Yahoo!, Internet law experts, and think tanks such as the Internet Engineering Task Force will present what conference organizers called "a series of quick, concentrated talks" on the current and future prospect of managing spam at all levels, from the recipient to the sender to the ISP.

The first conference in 2003 drew more than 600 people, about the same number that will be able to crowd into the meeting hall on the MIT campus.

The conference is free, but participants must register first.