Ever wish that you had a resource which could tell you what to do about spam, why spammers spam, the history of spam, how to stop making it lucrative for spammers, and, most importantly for the IT professional, how to get your users to stop enabling spam?
Well, then you’re in luck, because Danny Goodman’s new Spam Wars, just published by SelectBooks, Inc., is the book for you.
We are betting that even the most seasoned of you, who remember the days of the ‘net before there was an ‘inter’, will be impressed with Goodman’s vast array of knowledge and facts, and how smoothly he puts them all together in one easy read.
It’s all here. The history. The drama. The pathology. And the nuts-and-bolts “how to”s, from how to read a header, to how to batten down your hatches.
Now, we mentioned this book to our Windows users readership because even though it covers highly technical information, it does so in well-lubricated plain English, and it provides users with a bit of a clue-by-4 as to exactly why spammers continue to spam: because users make it good for them. And this is exactly the reason that you should not only read this book, but make it required reading for every manager in every department of your company, along with the CTO and CEO his or herself.
Even we learned a thing or two from each chapter, and that’s really saying something, as we have been around the block a few times or more. Indeed, Goodman’s clear easy-to-follow laydown of the history of the Internet, let alone of spam, is worth the price of admission alone.
And this is what makes this book a must read for everyone, be you a Windows end user desperate for freedom from the crushing weight of the spam awaiting you every morning, or a corporate IT administrator having to deal with users and management neither of whom actually “get it”, or a CEO who needs to impress upon investors and IT department alike the importance of dealing with it right, and dealing with it right now.
Without reserve, we say that this book is a natural for anyone on your Christmas list (guaranteed that nobody else will give it to your boss, your Aunt Harriet, or your spouse), and they will be pleasantly surprised at just how much they enjoy reading this book. And, of course, don’t forget to pick one up for yourself.
Spam Wars by Danny Goodman, is published by SelectBooks, Inc.. The ISBN number is 1-59079-063-4.
It is available from Amazon.