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PhotoSpam Wars Make Strange Bedfellows
The situation is so bad that the engineers in the Internet Research Task Force have formed an Anti-Spam Research Group to explore solutions to the problem. When the heavy hitters of Internet architecture get together to solve a problem, you can be sure that it's serious.
Many statistics, and my own personal experience, indicate that spam is nearly half of all e-mail traffic today -- and that number is only going up. Robert Banz, technical architect at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), tells me that last week spam made up 43% of the university's 885,000 e-mail messages.
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