Mystery meat revisited: Spam, anti-spam measures and digital redlining

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In order to protect email users from receiving unsolicited commercial email or spam, anti-spam measures building on technologies, such as filters and block lists, have been deployed widely. However, there is some evidence that certain and-spam measures based on the purported origin of the spam cause unintended consequences related to issues of equity of access, which we term digital redlining. In this article, we revise and expand earlier work looking at secondary effects of anti-spam measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Blocking
  • Digital divide
  • Digital redlining
  • Email
  • Filtering
  • Spam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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