Resources - Helpful organizations
- ASRG - Anti-Spam Research Group
- The Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) investigates tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of spam. The focus of the ASRG is on technology solutions, although it may consider tools and techniques to aid the implementation of legal and other non-technical anti-spam measures. It also provides input for standardization efforts within the IETF. ...
- CAUCE - The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial EMail
- CAUCE, The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email is an ad hoc, all volunteer organization, created by Netizens to advocate for a legislative solution to the problem of UCE (a/k/a "spam").
UCE is the leading complaint of Internet users. But junk e-mail is more than just annoying, it costs Internet users and Internet-based businesses billions per year. Junk e-mail is "postage due" marketing; it's like a telemarketer calling you collect. The economics of junk e-mail encourages massive abuse and because junk e-mailers can get into the business very cheaply, the volume of junk e-mail is increasing every day. ...
- CPIC - Canadian Police Information Centre
- The Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) was created in 1966 to provide tools to assist the police community in combatting crime. It was approved by the Treasury Board in 1967 as a computerized information system to provide all Canadian law enforcement agencies with information on crimes and criminals. CPIC is operated by the RCMP under the stewardship of National Police Services, on behalf of the Canadian law enforcement community.
- EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending Freedom in the Digital World
- The Electronic Fronteir Foundation (EFF) is the leading civil liberties group defending everyone's rights in the digital world. Since it was founded in 1990, before the internet was on most people's radars, the EFF has been confronting cutting-edge issues defeinding free speech, privacy, innovation, and the rights of consumers, and has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
- Rhyolite Software, LLC
- Custom programming and software consulting, with a particular interest in security and spam-fighting (in particular, see http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/unwelcome-a.html for a well organized list of unwelcomed internet domain names).
- Spam-L is a cooperative effort that replaces the original Spam-L mailing list forum which ran for over a decade-and-a-half on L-Soft's servers, and was well-respected among anti-spammers throughout the world. When the original Spam-L was abandoned on May 11th, 2009, this new mailing list was set up to maintain the forum's continuity.
The mailing list forum is operated, maintained, and paid for entirely by volunteers who are genuinely concerned about the issues associated with junk eMail. Before your subcribe, make sure you know how to set up filters to direct messages to a specific folder (we recommend calling it "Spam-L") because Spam-L is a very high-volume mailing list.
- SpamCon foundation
- Unsolicited email ("spam") forces unwanted and objectionable materials into our mailboxes, impairs our ability to communicate freely, and costs Internet users billions of dollars annually.
The SpamCon Foundation protects email as a viable communication and commerce medium by supporting measures to reduce the amount of unsolicited email that crosses private networks, while ensuring that valid email reaches its destination.
- Spamtrackers.eu is an educational resource to help inform the general public about spam and other forms of internet abuse. In particular, the SpamWiki provides some very interesting information about major spammers which could be helpful to law enforcement.
- Toasted Spam
- Toasted Spam provides useful information and actively contributes to the war against spam. There is a lot of interesting information on this web site, and we highly recommend it.