An empirical study of spam traffic and the use of DNS black lists

  title={An empirical study of spam traffic and the use of DNS black lists},
  author={Jaeyeon Jung and Emil Sit},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
This paper presents quantitative data about SMTP traffic to MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) based on packet traces taken in December 2000 and February 2004. These traces show that the volume of email has increased by 866% between 2000 and 2004. Local mail hosts utilizing black lists generated over 470,000 DNS lookups, which accounts for 14% of all DNS lookups that were observed on the border gateway of CSAIL on a given day in 2004. In comparison, DNS black… CONTINUE READING
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