Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark

Faculty Advisor

Wills, Craig E.

Abstract

Spam is an annoyance familiar to most Internet users. As the amount of spam increases, many users receive more spam than legitimate email. Spammers change spam structure and spamming techniques because of filter deployment and spam filters change to detect newer spam. This project studies how spam and a popular filter called SpamAssassin have evolved over a two-year period. This study reveals that SpamAssassin's effectiveness has not substantially changed over time as both it and spam have evolved.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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