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Part 1: Respond to the Text Lab Project 16.2 (Objectives 1 and 2) below,

Part 2: Provide a short narrative on security techniques and mechanisms in protecting against spam activity.

LAB PROJECT 16.2:

FIND AT LEAST TEN PIECES OF SPAM MAIL FROM ANY ACCOUNT, WHETHER IT BE HOME, WORK, SCHOOL, OR SOMETHING ELSE. USING THE E-MAIL HEADERS, AND ANY WEB SITE THAT MIGHT PROVIDE INFORMATION,ATTEMPTS TO TRACE THE SPAM MAIL BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL SOURCE.

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS:

1)COLLECT THE E-MAILS AND VIEW THE E-MAIL HEADER INFORMATION IN YOUR E-MAIL PROGRAM.

2)FIND THE "RECEIVED" FIELD IN THE HEADERS AND WRITE DOWN AS MANY DNS NAMES OR IP ADDRESSES AS YOU CAN .ALSO LOOK FOR COMMON DETAILS IN THE HEADER ELEMENTS OF THE DIFFERENT MESSAGES, SUCH AS THE SAME E-MAIL SERVERS AND SPAMMERS.

Include atleast one peer reviewed article in APA format.

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Running head: PROTECTION AGAINST SPAM ACTIVITY

PROTECTION AGAINST SPAM ACTIVITY
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PROTECTION AGAINST SPAM ACTIVITY

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Protection against Spam Activity
Spam activity recognition
The recognition of spam emails can be done through certain confidentiality words or
phrases such as “Received, Paid, Approved, and Chosen” and many others that can attract any
human being to check keenly with anticipation. However, such words are chosen to capture the
attention of readers and randomized emails sent to unknown individuals. During such exercises
of spamming emails, spammers make sure that the randomized email addresses have fallen
within an age bracket that has greed for material items (Tu, Doupé, Zhao, & Ahn, 2016, May).
Therefore, upon the co...


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