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Microsoft Working On Greylisting Anti-Spam Solution

from the one-way-to-do-things dept

While others are saying that the only way to stop spam is to make people pay for email, others are coming up with slightly more creative solutions. Realizing that having people actually pay money to send emails brings up a lot of other problems, it appears that Microsoft is picking up on the idea of greylisting by creating their own style of spam delay technology called "Penny Black". The idea is that if you're sending email from an unrecognized location, the server will slow your machine down temporarily, making it much more expensive for the spammer - who needs to get more machines and more bandwidth to keep sending out the same number of emails. Of course, these days, with spammers hijacking others' machines, they might not care so much.

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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Dec 2003 @ 6:24pm

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    wow this hasnt been on Microsoft's site for like 2 years now. Darn Christmas time slowing down the news.

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    david Anderson, 19 Jul 2006 @ 10:17pm

    what with the server?

    hi
    the concept is nice to stop the spammers but slowing down the speed of the server for avoiding the spam mails to reach will also affect the user's registered with the server ?

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