Spring 2005 Internet2 Member Meeting

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What Should the Mailing List Application Do About Spam?/Why Mailing List Managers Want Middleware

Time 05/03/05 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

This session involves discussions related to middleware-enabling the mailing list application, focusing on the work of the MACE-MLIST Working Group since the last I2 member meeting. First, results from our survey of campus mailing list administrators will be presented; about half the respondents indicated that they are considering changing their current choice of mailing list software. Find out what functionality is most important to mailing list administrators and strengths and weaknesses of commonly used packages. Second, we will present a high-level review of candidate middleware integration points in the mailing list application. Last, Serge will lead a discussion about which new technologies may be useful for controlling spam into and out of mailing lists. Mailing list servers may be wrongly placed on ISP blacklists; what information might be required to prove that your mailing List server is not a spam machine? What technologies on the horizon may provide solutions for authentication of the mailing List service? MACE-MLIST, working with the open source Sympa development team, is interested in developing a reference document describing solutions to these problem; this discussion will serve as a kick-off towards that effort.


Speaker Jill Gemmill Clemson University

Speaker Jim Phelps University of Wisconsin-Madison

Speaker Serge Aumont Comit

Speaker Paul Russell University of Notre Dame

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail MACE-MLIST Working Group (ppt)

Speaker Jill Gemmill Clemson University

Speaker Steven Wallace Indiana University

Secondary tracks Advanced Applications and Technologies Collaborations Middleware Security for Advanced Networks

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