MS Hotmail is spaming the spammers.
Date 15-Aug-2003 16:05:01
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Microsoft plans to reduce the billion junk items that clog its Hotmail email service each day - by spamming the spammers.
It has signed up Brightmail to generate 200 million decoy addresses and post them to sites and newsgroups suspected of generating spam. Brightmail's Probe Network will analyse mail sent to the decoys to obtain a profile for filtering out the estimated eight in 10 messages that are junk.
Brightmail will update its software to keep up with spam techniques. 'We look on this fight as guerrilla warfare,' said a spokesman.