By Topic

Collaborative Spam Filtering Using E-Mail Networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Kong, J.S. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., California Univ., Los Angeles, CA ; Rezaei, B.A. ; Sarshar, N. ; Roychowdhury, V.P.
more authors

Widespread Internet use has led to the emergence of several kinds of large-scale social networks in cyberspace, most notably e-mail networks. Unfortunately, the tremendous convenience that e-mail affords comes at a high price: Although the network's underlying connectivity is hidden, making it almost impossible to build a comprehensive directory of every individual's contact lists, e-mail addresses themselves can be easily obtained from publicly available documents. Spammers have exploited this vulnerability to inundate users with unsolicited bulk e-mail. A distributed spam-filtering system that leverages e-mail networks' topological properties is more efficient and scalable than client-server-based solutions. Large-scale simulations of a prototype system reveal that this approach achieves a near-perfect spam-detection rate while minimizing bandwidth cost

Published in:

Computer  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 8 )