How you can help 'jam' spam

Monday, 3 March 2003, 12:20 PM EST

Everyone agrees: Junk e-mail is a scourge, and something needs to be done about it. Now something is. Movement towards a solution is picking up momentum. But to keep the ball rolling, you need to help. I'll tell you how in a minute. But first, you need a little background.

Like the rest of us, my fellow ZDNet columnist and friend David Berlind gets a lot of junk mail. But last fall, he fell victim to spam in another way. David's personal e-mail server wound up on a spam blacklist, causing him no small amount of personal disruption and pain.

Alarmed and maddened, David struck back, using the sharp end of his pen. He began scrutinizing the problem and writing about it. Along the way, he discovered a problem inside the problem.

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