Date Added: May 2009
Spamming has shocked economies world over and the effect it has on an educational institutions is the prime focus. This paper makes an attempt to contribute to the existing literature by investigating the spam email problem and showing how the available theoretical research in practice can be applied in a particular environment. In an academic setting when it consider the case for information security not only the technology specific identifying costs but other costs like capital expenditures, operating costs and opportunity costs have to be considered. In this paper the losses caused by spamming on educational institutions has been studied, chiefly the economic side of the problem being emphasized upon.