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New tools for frying spam

Hotmail imposes new e-mail limits on its users, while a start-up promises a fail-safe tool. Also: What junk faxes have to tell us about unwanted e-mail.

Hotmail imposes e-mail limits on its users, while a start-up promises a fail-safe tool. Also: What junk faxes have to tell us about unwanted e-mail.
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Is the solution to spam black and white?
Pavni Diwanji, CEO, MailFrontier


Microsoft's free Web-based e-mail service tightens restrictions on daily outbound messages sent by subscribers, a tactic the company says will help curb spam.
March 24, 2003


CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says Phillip Goldman is either a rich guy with a death wish or somebody on the verge of making tech history.
March 24, 2003


A federal appeals court says a law restricting junk faxes does not violate the Constitution, setting a precedent that favors legal attempts to restrict unsolicited e-mail.
March 21, 2003


A new study of spamming tactics finds that the most successful methods of avoiding unwanted messages involve obscuring e-mail addresses or hiding them altogether.
March 19, 2003