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Microsoft Set to Show Spam Strategy

by Marianna Schmudlach / February 24, 2004 6:11 AM PST

E-mail 'Caller ID' system validates the source of messages.

Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates will use the RSA Conference in San Francisco to unveil a proposed open technology standard that Microsoft hopes will make it harder to fake the source of unsolicited commercial e-mail.

On Tuesday, the company will release a specification for an antispam technology called Caller ID, a Microsoft-developed take on sender authentication technology that tries to validate the source address associated with an e-mail message, according to John Levine, co-chairman of the independent Antispam Research Group, part of the Internet Engineering Task Force.


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