Email Prioritization: Reducing Delays on Legitimate Mail Caused by Junk Mail

  title={Email Prioritization: Reducing Delays on Legitimate Mail Caused by Junk Mail},
  author={Dan Twining and Matthew M. Williamson and Miranda Mowbray and Maher Rahmouni},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference, General Track},
In recent years the volume of junk email (spam, virus etc.) has increased dramatically. These unwanted messages clutter up users’ mailboxes, consume server resources, and cause delays to the delivery of mail. This paper presents an approach that ensures that non-junk mail is delivered without excessive delay, at the expense of delaying junk mail. Using data from two Internet-facing mail servers, we show how it is possible to simply and accurately predict whether the next message sent from a… CONTINUE READING
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