Microsoft steps up the fight against Spam

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Hotmail to get better anti-spam
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Microsoft on Thursday announced two new services aimed at curbing the ever-increasing amounts of spam making its way into MSN Hotmail customers' inboxes. Called MSN Postmaster and Smart Network Data Services, together the services will both ensure legitimate bulk e-mail makes it to Hotmail customers, as well as add an extra line of defense against unwanted spam.

"MSN Postmaster and Smart Data Network Services represent a move by Microsoft toward broader, more-comprehensive and transparent information-sharing with ISPs and e-mail senders to help protect e-mail and ensure that it continues to be an essential and valuable communications tool," said Kevin Doerr, product unit manager for MSN Hotmail at Microsoft.

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Different idea

Seems to me they could go much further toward curbing spam by just killing off Hotmail altogether, y'know? :-)

 

>...the services will both ensure legitimate bulk e-mail makes it to Hotmail customers...

"legitimate bulk e-mail"... ROTFLMAO

 

"legitimate bulk e-mail"... ROTFLMAO

Yeah, legitimate. Like say, newsletters, or other notifications that might go out to a 'bulk' of recipients.

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