Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (July 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
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Ending Spam from Mr. Zdziarski is a well written BASIC and easy to understand INTRODUCTION to get a technical overview of todays spam fighting solutions on the market.Also it is written on the cover that it is f.e focused towards developers, network admins etc. I would consider the target customer to be IT Managers, or other curious people who want to get an overview.Thats what it does and it does it very well in my eyes.The book provides simplified, abstract overviews of some available spam filters solutions.The book is provided into 3 parts- An Introduction part to spam filtering (Chapter 1-4)- A part describing "Fundamentals of Statistical Filtering" (Chapter 5-9)- an the third part describing "Advanced Concepts of Statistical Filtering" (Chapter 10-14)Its a bit confusing that Chapter 4 has the same title than Part II. So perhaps Chapter 4 should have been part of "Part II" ?The Chapters which I found most interesting were:Chapter 4 "Fundamentals of Statistical Filtering"Chapter 7 "The Low down dirty Tricks of spammers"Chapter 9 "Scaling in Large Environments"I am sure the author could have easily filled the book with Chapter 7 alone. The book is very entertaining and has a nice motivating writing style. You might at times find some rant about the spammers which I have chosen to ignore as it doesnt contain any valuable information or anything which I didnt know already. While I might agree to some of the authors views, I believe that the rant does unfortunately do exactly the opposite in my eyes and does give spammers credit to how they do their work.
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