Wang Xiujun, a commissioner from the Anti-Spam Task Force of the Internet Society of China, has disclosed at China Internet Conference Green Network Culture Construction Forum held in Kunshan that China will use electronic stamps to increase the efficiency of spam prevention when the right conditions mature.

The Anti-spam Work Commission of ISC is working with research institutions like Shanghai Jiaotong University on the development of the e-stamp, a kind of technology that will help identify emails from the source and prevent spam during email sending.

Wang says that e-stamp will distinguish commercial email and spam so as to better protect Internet users' interests and promote the development of the email industry.

Latest surveys show that in the first half of this year, spam has accounted for 58% of the total emails that Chinese Internet users have received, which is up to 6% less than the first quarter of the year. According to Spamhaus, the world's largest anti-spam organization, China currently ranks second, behind the United States, as the origination of most unsolicited bulk email.

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