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July 01, 2005

Microsoft pushes spam-filtering technology

If your e-mail does not have a Sender ID, Microsoft wants to junk your message.

Sometime around November, and MSN will flag as potential spam those messages that do not have the tag to verify the sender, Craig Spiezle, a director in the technology care and safety group at the software maker said Wednesday. The move is meant to spur adoption of Sender ID, he said.

Sender ID is a specification for verifying the authenticity of e-mail by ensuring the validity of the server from which the e-mail came. While the purpose of curbing junk mail may be laudable, the debate on how to stop the tide of junk mail is still ongoing. According to up to 90 percent of e-mail is spam.

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July 1, 2005 in Anti Spam | Permalink

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