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Spam fight gets cooking

The battle over unwanted e-mail heats up as antispam activists find promise in junk fax ruling. Also: Hotmail imposes new e-mail limits on its users.

The battle over unwanted e-mail heats up as antispam activists find promise in junk fax ruling. Also: Hotmail imposes new e-mail limits on its users.
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Is the solution to spam black and white?
Pavni Diwanji, CEO, MailFrontier


Antispam advocates see promise in a federal junk fax law, but some experts call the spam-fax connection far-fetched.
March 26, 2003


Two IBM researchers are proposing a new method of canning spam that would force unfamiliar senders to donate to charity if they want to reach you.
March 26, 2003

previous coverage

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