Stories by Julie Bort

Anti-spam and the feds

FRAMINGHAM (09/22/2003) - The government wants to play a role in curbing the spam problem.

Anti-spam glossary

FRAMINGHAM (09/22/2003) - Network World's anti-spam fighter, Peter Hebenstreit, recommends familiarity with these methods of stopping unwanted e-mail.

Outwitting spammers

FRAMINGHAM (09/22/2003) - Spam, the four-letter word of the virtual world, seems to be on everyone's lips these days, from rank-and-file workers to Congress and the British Parliament. The buzz occurs with good reason: Spam has leapt from a minor, annoying byproduct of e-mail to an epic business problem. Unsolicited e-mails are growing at a rate of 5 percent per month, according to a Kessler International survey. That means thousands of unwanted e-mails per week,often totaling 75 percent of the messages an enterprise e-mail gateway must process - while clogging downstream wires and servers, users say.

What's weighing on you?

Despite strained IT budgets, the continued onslaught of network security threats and general industry doldrums, network executives today are less anxious about major aspects of their jobs than they have been in years. That's one of the findings from our fourth annual Top Concerns survey.

The Fight for E-Trillions

It's easier to swim through a vat of spaghetti than to keep track of the many standards efforts for business-to-business e-commerce. Funny thing about standards, unless everyone agrees on one, you don't have a standard -- you have Unix all over again.