McKinleyville, CA and San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Recognizing that calendar spam is a growing exploitation channel, CalConnect and the global anti-abuse association M3AAWG have joined forces to develop new methods to protect end-users from unsolicited and malicious event notices. The new liaison between the scheduling developers’ organization and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group will accelerate industry efforts to develop techniques that block invites to fake events and other malicious notices on popular calendaring platforms.
The CalConnect XLII web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/.calconnect-xlii-june-04-08-2018 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, etc.
CalConnect has established a new Technical Committee on Calendar Spam, TC CALSPAM.
At CalConnect XLI, hosted by Oath in Sunnyvale, California, Ken Murchison of FastMail was honored as our 9th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Ken has been active in CalConnect since the beginning of this decade, first representing Carnegie Mellon University and in the last year FastMail. His first event was CalConnect XX in February of 2011 at UC Berkeley. Ken has attended events in the U.S. but until moving to FastMail he was unable to attend international events; his first international event was the Cologne event this September.
CalConnect welcomes audriga as a member of the Consortium. audriga, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, provides email, groupware, and storage migration for customers, hosters and telcos of all sizes inclding white-label self-service customer onboarding and large-scale platform migrations. audriga can migrate nearly any kind of data such as files, emails, contacts, calendars, account settings and rules between virtually any types of system.
FastMail joined CalConnect three years ago to become involved with and to help shape and improve Calendaring. They have been consistently active and one of our most involved members, and are having a significant effect on the direction and content of specifications and standards.
Recently, they posted this article on their news site, and have given us permission to link to it: https://blog.fastmail.com/2017/12/04/calconnect/
The CalConnect XLI web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xli-winter-2018 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, etc.
The meeting venue is at 700 First Avenue, Building E, Sunnyvale, California 94089 (note: the building is likely to still have the “Yahoo” sign). There is free parking available.
This year's European conference was hosted by Open-Xchange. If you are unfamiliar with Open-Xchange: its mission is to deliver the integrated, open-source stack for messaging, collaboration and productivity for the service-provider industry. They tagline is: stay open. That seems like an excellent match with CalConncect's mission. Setting standards and improving interoperability are cornerstones of making calendaring and scheduling easier for vendors and end users. Many thank to OX for having us.
CalConnect welcomes Oath LLC as a member of the Consortium. Oath, based in New York City, is a Verizon company formed from AOL and several other companies. AOL is now a brand of Oath, which will be the CalConnect member going forward.