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Protect Yourself From SPAM. Information Technology TechTalk – October, 2008. Let’s have a show of hands!. How many people get too much SPAM in their inbox? How many people lose important messages due to the SPAM filter?. Icebreaker.

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Protect yourself from spam

Protect Yourself From SPAM

Information Technology

TechTalk – October, 2008


Let s have a show of hands

Let’s have a show of hands!

  • How many people get too much SPAM in their inbox?

  • How many people lose important messages due to the SPAM filter?


Icebreaker

Icebreaker

  • They say to start off with a good joke. Have you heard this one?

  • In 2004, who said;

    • “Two years from now, SPAM will be solved.”


Protect yourself from spam

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17500979


Funny but not true

Funny, but not true

  • Stupid

  • Pointless

  • Annoying

  • Messages

  • That’s not what it stands for, officially at least. But an official definition made the 1998 publication of the Oxford Dictionary.


How much does it cost

How much does it cost?

According to Wikipedia.org:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_email

In 2004, lost productivity costs in the U.S. are over $21 Billion annually.

The IT cost of dealing with spam rose from $20.5 billion in 2003 to $198 billion in 2007.


How much spam

How much SPAM?

According to: http://www.spamunit.com/spam-statistics/

Just under 100 billion spam messages are sent worldwide every day (as of 06/2007)

“Bill Gates allegedly receives 4 million pieces of spam a day, or 0.004% of the total spam worldwide.”


How much spam does ccsu get

How much SPAM does CCSU get?


Some useful links

Some useful links

  • Humorous Gmail advertisement

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FVme_xIRYk

  • Interesting statistics and tips

  • http://www.spamunit.com/

  • Anti-spam solution used at CCSU

  • http://www.sonicwall.com/us/products/Email_Security_Anti-Spam_67.html

  • Instructions on how to configure SonicWALL

  • http://www.ccsu.edu/its/UserDocs/sonic_wall_instructions.pdf


Now on to the demo

Now on to the demo!


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