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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Aurel Savin

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Posted March 26 2003 - 01:05 PM

Microsoft sets e-mail limits to fight spam

This is the best news I heard so far to fight Spam. Now if all the other freebie email sites could follow (Yahoo, mail.com)

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted March 27 2003 - 05:57 AM

But how many spammers are using free email accounts?

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Mathew Shelby

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:01 AM

Most of them...

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Josh Lowe

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:03 AM

Most commercial spammers hit open SMTP relays w/ custom software written for the purpose of sending mass emails. Not hotmail, etc.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:20 AM

Well I love this move and was wondering if they did something like this currently. I hope more email companies follow.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   BrianB

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:34 AM

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Most of them...

No, generally spam doesn't come from the address listed - if it says blah@hotmail.com, it's generally not really from that address - it's a faked address with the email sent through an open relay somewhere down the chain.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Kelley_B

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Posted March 27 2003 - 06:37 AM

the best way to fight spam is at the ISP level.