Thursday, August 04, 2005

Internet: Korea adopts measures to control spam

Joong Ang Daily reports that the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication has announced new measures to reduce the circulation of spam e-mail.

The plan is designed to prevent the delivery of spam messages with fake sender information. Under the ministry's Sender Policy Framework, participating portal sites will share e-mail server information.

When a mail server receives an e-mail, it will monitor the Internet address that appears in the message and compare it with the Internet address on which the mail was originally composed.

If the system finds the two Internet addresses do not match, the message will automatically be blocked from reaching its destination.