Developing an Immunity to Spam

  • Terri Oda
  • Tony White
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2723)


Immune systems protect animals from pathogens, so why not apply a similar model to protect computers? Several researchers have investigated the use of an artificial immune system to protect computers from viruses and others have looked at using such a system to detect unauthorized computer intrusions. This paper describes the use of an artificial immune system for another kind of protection: protection from unsolicited email, or spam.


Immune System Regular Expression Common Cold Expiry Date Gene Library 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terri Oda
    • 1
  • Tony White
    • 1
  1. 1.Carleton UniversityCanada

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