"The workshop was set up in order to bring technical and non-technical anti-spam experts together to give an overview about current situation in the area of anti-spam. Professionals from both sides gave contributions about spam trends, current legal and technical anti-spam issues and newest research results. Discussions during the workshop made clear that providers are fighting spam, but need support from different areas. In general, support from legal experts is highly appreciated by providers. They often seem to stumble in difficult legal aspects regarding email or virus filtering. This workshop made clear which measures are actually desirable and required by policy makers. Moreover, providers welcomed the efforts from research institutes developing new anti-spam technologies. All in all, the results of the workshop and ENISA's upcoming deliverable on provider security measures give a comprehensive overview about current anti-spam best practice. However, during the workshop it raised up that spam should be considered as a symptom of network abuse. Solving spam therefore requires, next to current efforts, also approaches to mitigate net abuse in general. As a consequence, ENISA will concentrate next year on resilience as a main part of its Working Programme 2008 and put forth efforts making network abuse more transparent to legal and technical experts."
Thanks Pascal ;)