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Multi-Recipient E-mail Messages: Privacy Issues and Possible Solutions

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Author keywords
electronic mail, information security, privacy, unified messaging, unsolicited electronic mail

References keywords
email(11), link(8), spam(6), smtp(6), mail(6), protocol(5), security(4), network(4), detection(4), approach(4)
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Date of Publication: 2021-11-30
Volume 21, Issue 4, Year 2021, On page(s): 115 - 126
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2021.04013
Web of Science Accession Number: 000725107100013
SCOPUS ID: 85122251585

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Chain and multi-recipient e-mails pose significant security and privacy threats such as phishing and the spread of Trojan horses. They also increase the chances of receiving spam e-mails. E-mails sent to multiple recipients at a time result in unwanted exposure of e-mail address to multiple recipients. The recipients of chain e-mails may include spammers or e-mail addresses of users whose e-mail account or device may have been compromised, thereby, exposing all e-mail addresses to spammers. Forwarding or sending a multi-recipient e-mail in a chain further increases the exposure of e-mail addresses to spammers. This paper discusses chain e-mails, multi-recipient e-mails and crucial security and privacy threats they pose to legitimate e-mail user. It also discusses various possible mechanisms to mitigate these threats and investigates their effectiveness. This study proposes a novel technique to counter these security risks by enhancing the default behaviour of e-mail client, SMPT server and SMTP protocol. The proposed technique has been implemented in the Java programming language which showed promising results against unnecessary exposure of multiple e-mail addresses while sending an e-mail to multiple recipients.


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