Tutorial: Spam Control

When:Monday, 21 February 2011 at 11:00 (UTC+8)
Where:HKCEC S226+S227
Presenter:Devdas Bhagat [bio]

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This tutorial will introduce the audience to spam and various methods in dealing with it.

The tutorial will cover technical methods of spam control (both inbound and outbound), policy related issues, abuse desk staffing, etc. We discuss email delivery, mailing lists, various proposals over the years for spam control, DNSBLs and newer ideas in spam control.

The audience is expected to go home with a better understanding of spam related issues, and how to implement both technical and policy suggestions for inbound and outbound spam control.

About the Presenter

Devdas Bhagat

Devdas Bhagat is a system administrator and network administrator with over a decade of experience. He has been running large scale ISP mail servers with a userbase ranging from a few thousand users to millions of users. He has expertise in a wide variety of technology covering automation, databases, mail servers, web servers and security.

He is a regular speaker at conferences like SANOG and LCA. Devdas currently works at Directi, where he handles anti-spam, email and the domain registration databases, along with writing code.