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Julian Field MEng CITP CEng


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Julian Field has wide experience of e-mail systems and has been a postmaster for many years. He has considerable skills in designing and delivering reliable software solutions for mission-critical applications and has always had a strong interest in computer and network security. He has been fighting spam and computer viruses for many years, and has spent the last 12 years creating, developing and supporting MailScanner, initially just for the benefit of the UK academic community. Along the way, he has also acquired considerable experience of the problems caused by bulk e-mail, and has recently featured in local, national and international media programmes and conferences on the subject.




Information Engineering MEng with Distinction
CEng - Chartered Engineer
CITP - Chartered Information Technology Professional
MBCS - Chartered member of the British Computer Society
MACM - Professional member of the Association of Computing Machinery
MIEEE - Professional member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers

Professional activities

Chief Technology Officer, Fort Systems Ltd.


ECS Senior Tutor

Faculty Teaching Systems Manager

Holder of Computer Science Teaching Laboratories budget


Chown, Tim, Roure, David De, Field, Julian and Thompson, Mark , Read, Jon. (ed.) (1999) Working Paper on: Secure Internet issues for the HE Community JISC Technology Applications Programme ,

Field, Jules (2004) MailScanner: A User Guide And Training Manual, MailScanner ,

Field, Julian , Backhouse, Gaynor (ed.) (2007) MailScanner: a case study in sustainability. OSS Watch.


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