This post doesn’t relate to my HCI research work but instead details an idea I had about new standards which could be put in place to stop spam. The crux of the idea is that all e-mail accounts become required to use safe/white lists. Could improved functionality of safe lists make this possible?
Normally I post about my HCI research but I thought today that I’d do something which is unrelated but may be of use to some people. Earlier this year our house’s landline was being bombarded by nuisance calls. We had, on average, six calls a day from sales persons, phishers and fraudsters. I managed to find a cost effective method of stopping them using safe lists.