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Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties

MALINKA Kamil, HANÁČEK Petr and CVRČEK Daniel. Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties. Radioengineering, vol. 2009, no. 4, p. 7. ISSN 1210-2512.
Czech title
Analýza vlastností reálné emailové komunikace
Type
journal article
Language
english
Authors
Keywords
SMTP, email traffic, mixing, anonymity, social
networks.
Abstract
In this paper, we perform an empirical analysis of email traffic logs obtained from a large university to better understand its impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of anonymous mix remailers. We analyzed data containing records of almost 790,000 emails sent over a period of forty days - the largest dataset we are aware of. The initial analysis of data is followed by an exploration of how variance in message arrival time and size impact the anonymity and efficiency provided by timed and threshold mixes, respectively. The analysis results are subsequently explored for their possible impact on traffic analysis.

Published
2010
Pages
7
Journal
Radioengineering, vol. 2009, no. 4, ISSN 1210-2512
Book
Radioengineering - A Special Issue on Electronics and Software for Security and Defence
BibTeX
@ARTICLE{FITPUB9103,
   author = "Kamil Malinka and Petr Han\'{a}\v{c}ek and Daniel Cvr\v{c}ek",
   title = "Analyses of Real Email Traffic Properties",
   pages = 7,
   booktitle = "Radioengineering - A Special Issue on Electronics and Software for Security and Defence",
   journal = "Radioengineering",
   volume = 2009,
   number = 4,
   year = 2010,
   ISSN = "1210-2512",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9103"
}
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