SAGE-AU Spam Open Forum

There’s been quite a bit of interest in the event below so I thought it may be worth making the details available to a wider audience. Please note, you *don’t* have to be a SAGE-AU member to come along and join in.

SAGE-AU Victorian Chapter Meeting – Tuesday 17th April 2007

DATE: Tuesday 17th April 2007

TIME: 7:00 PM till 8:00 PM

Ground Floor Tutorial Room
Baillieu Library
The University of Melbourne

AGENDA: “Spam Open Forum”

After every monthly meeting, the VIC chapter heads over to Lygon Street for dinner at Papa Gino’s. As expected, there’s plenty of technical talk among members, however the one constant topic that comes up month after month is spam.

This month’s meeting will focus on spam detection technologies, spam filtering and the various tools we all use to reduce the amount of unsolicited bulk email that constantly hits our networks.

Sendmail, Postfix and Exchange will be discussed and tools such as SpamAssassin and Razor will be sure to get a good mention. We’ll cover the issues surrounding blacklisting as well as talk about the various managed services such as Postini and MessageLabs. This will be an open forum session catering for all skill levels so please feel free to bring along your questions, stories, strategies and solutions.

PRESENTER: N/A – Open Forum

WEB: See for more info.

WHO: SAGE-AU Members, prospective members, and other people involved with system administration.

MENU: A carefully selected range of traditional SysAdmin fare (ie. pizza) is provided free of charge to attendees. Members with special dietary requirements should contact the executive prior to the meeting.

DIRECTIONS: To get to the venue by public transport, catch a University, No
8 (Moreland) or No 1 (East Coburg) tram up Swanston St or the number 19 tram (North Coburg) up Elizabeth St. The tutorial room is at the south end of the ground floor of the Baillieu Library.

FUTURE MEETINGS: The SAGE-VIC meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except January. December is reserved for our Christmas party.

FUTURE TALKS: If you have any talks brewing, or topics you would like to see covered, please e-mail for early consideration.