Federal Do-Not-Call Registry Blocked by Email Spam Blockers

Security firm identifies more problems with blocking unsolicited communications

PRNewswire (press release)Jun 27, 2003 McLean, VA. – NetFrameworks Inc., a privately held security products and consulting services firm, today announced that its researchers have discovered that leading spam blocking systems including a top processor of email worldwide, Yahoo, are blocking email confirmations from the Federal Do Not Call Registry launched this morning by the Federal Trade Commission.

“This highlights how difficult it is to control the flow of unsolicited communications of any kind, be it phone or email” stated Eric Greenberg, NetFrameworks CTO, co-founder, and author of the book Mission Critical Security Planner. “Current unsolicited communications detection and assurance mechanisms are based on a set of arbitrarily defined rules. The people that control the rules, by definition, often know very little about what truly constitutes spam or unwanted solicitations.”

NetFrameworks has a team of researchers dedicated to security products and service related to spam control, unsolicited communications, and the secure exchange of information over the Internet. The company was founded in 1998 by Eric Greenberg, former group product manager Netscape’s security team, the team responsible for security innovations including the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

About NetFrameworks, Inc.
Founded in 1998, NetFrameworks is a privately held full-service technology consulting based in the Washington DC area. Clients include small, medium, and large size business worldwide. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies and government agencies tasked with security and protection of people and national assets.

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