“There are few things more bothersome than junk email,” says conference
president Gordon Cormack. Last year, spam — roughly 90% of all emails
— cost businesses $130 billion in lost productivity, up 30% from 2007.
Scientists in Redmond, Washington, will talk prevention tech, from the
Bayesian filter (assigns each word a “spam score” and deletes
high-score emails) to support-vector machines (homes in on specific
spam triggers, such as “Viagra”). Until then, can you wire us $3,000?
We’re Nigerian royalty, honest. — Dan Macsai
Tue, July 13
Collaboration, Electronic Messaging, Anti-Abuse, and Spam Conference