Big Boys To Get Tough On Spam Together?

By | March 11, 2004

The big players are about to get tough on spam. Maybe.

An announcement on behalf of America Online, EarthLink, Microsoft, and Yahoo!, four leading e-mail providers and founders of the anti-spam industry alliance formed a year ago, says they will “make a joint announcement regarding the results of its first industry collaboration aimed at stopping spam at its source”. The statement said nothing else, apart from the fact the press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. EST / 7:30 a.m. PST at the St. Regis Hotel in             Washington, D.C. reckons it might be a good reflection of cooperation between the big four. Although they’ve been talking for some time together, ”most of the actions taken by these players are independent motions to establish themselves as the heavyweight”.

 ”If they have managed to actually coordinate and cooperate among themselves in an effort to advance the fight against spam, that’s wonderful,” quotes Anne P. Mitchell, CEO of the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy, an organization that consults with business and government, as saying.

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