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Turning up the heat on spam

The Senate, Washington state, an organization of 30 countries, Microsoft and other software makers look to slice and dice unwanted e-mail.

The Senate, Washington state, an organization of 30 countries, Microsoft and other software makers look to slice and dice unwanted e-mail.


newsmaker Christine Gregoire, attorney general from Microsoft's home state of Washington, has some advice for federal lawmakers cooking up spam laws: Don't stifle commerce, and let individuals have their day in court.
June 18, 2003


International group calls on its 30 member states to cooperate in the fight against international fraud, clearly alluding to the problem of unsolicited commercial e-mail.
June 17, 2003


update Intensifying its campaign against spammers, the software giant takes legal action in the company's home state of Washington and in the United Kingdom.
June 17, 2003


A key Senate committee plans to vote on a proposal to restrict unsolicited commercial e-mail by requiring a working return address and a way for recipients to decline future messages.
June 16, 2003


New software from the ePrivacy Group helps Internet service providers determine where spam's coming from--and then slow its connection speed to a crawl.
June 16, 2003