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Dept. of Administrative & Financial Services
Office of Information Technology
The Office of Information Technology will employ filtering techniques to identify and tag suspected SPAM. Users can use local rules to manage the disposition of tagged messages.
The purpose of this Best Practice is to document various software filter techniques and methods used by the OIT to implement the Policy to Minimize Delivery of Unwanted Commercial Electronic Messages throughout Maine State Government.
This Best Practice applies to the Office of Information Technology (OIT); and it will impact all agencies of Maine State Government which use the Officeís email and other electronic messaging networks.
1. Bayesian Filter - The process of using Bayesian statistical methods to distinguish email that is statistically likely to be spam, from email that is most likely to be legitimate.
2. Tag - The application, by anti-spam software of specific marking, such as [subj_ADV] placed on the right side of the subject in the subject line of an e-mail message, to identify an email message as probable spam.† Tagging helps email recipients quickly determine if a message is wanted, or unwanted.† By the application of rules, individual email recipients can route tagged messages to a (delete) folder for action at their convenience.
3. Word Filter - Method of selecting messages of which the subject line contain words in a list.† OITís list is composed of universally offensive words.†††† †††††††
1. Instructions for managing tagged mail at the client level:† http://inet.state.me.us/oit/services/electronicmessaging/index.html
to Minimize Delivery of Unwanted Commercial Electronic Messages throughout
1.† Document Reference Number:†††† 3.2
2.† Category:†††† Internet, Network and Transport
3.† Adoption Date:†††† August 10, 2006
4.† Effective Date:†††† August 10, 2006
5.† Review Date:†††† August 10, 2009
6.† Point of
Contact:†††† Sandra Saunders, Maureen
Tuttle and Lori Blier,
7. Approved By:†††† Richard B. Thompson, Chief Information Officer
8.† Position Title(s) or Agency Responsible for Enforcement:†††† Kathy Record, Associate Chief Information Officer, Office of Information Technology
9.† Legal Citation:
10.† Waiver Process: