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Dealing with spam: more on climate change

Alex M. Andrew (Reading, UK)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 11 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

Aims to focus on aspects of the menace of spam, or unsolicited messages by e‐mail, are treated, especially a service designed to stop spam at or near its source. A TV documentary asserting that global warming is not due to human activity is reviewed and shown to be unsound. A search facility that contributes to charity is introduced, as well as sources of health advice in periodic newsletters.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper reviews developments on the internet, especially those of general cybernetic interest.

Findings

Combating spam by the means described can be effective. The view that global warming is due to human activity is not seriously challenged, though there is room for difference of opinion about the imminence of catastrophe.

Practical implications

The menace of spam can be mitigated by the means described. There can be little doubt that global warming is largely due to human activity.

Originality/value

It is hoped this is a valuable periodic review.

Keywords

Citation

Andrew, A.M. (2008), "Dealing with spam: more on climate change", Kybernetes, Vol. 37 No. 3/4, pp. 550-553. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920710827625

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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