September 5th, 2002, 14:40 PM
McAfee set to bust Hotmail spammers
SPAM-PLAGUED HOTMAIL USERS may now seek some relief. Virus-busting specialist McAfee says it has extended the scope of its SpamKiller program to include Hotmail accounts, so that users can block unwanted messages arriving in their inboxes.
Until now Hotmail users have been forced to rely on Hotmail's blocking tools and junk mail filters which spammers have used increasingly-sophisticated methods to get around. To spam users who have indicated they only want to receive mail from email addresses they know, for example, spammers have been able to deliver messages that look like they come from the user his or her self.
If this works out to be true then I hope alot of other companies bring out similar programs. I must get about 25-30 emails a day from varies spam mailers, Ive got the point were I just dont bother to try blocking them anymore. So for relief of this annoying problem I would jump aboard the McAfee ship
September 5th, 2002, 14:47 PM
This is looking ever more sweet. I await to see the impact this will have. Today I had 34 spam messages in less than 4 hours....
Anyway, I also noticed now you can send 1024Kb attachments!!! I was happy about that as well.
September 5th, 2002, 14:52 PM
Frankly, I think that Hotmail itself distributes its users e-mail addresses to spammers in the hope that they will upgrade to the pay service with a bigger mailbox. I have a Hotmail account that I've never used, yet I get spammed like there is no tomorrow. Now how the hell would other people know my address when it was never used? Plus I unchecked display my address in the Hotmail Directory and so forth.
September 5th, 2002, 15:11 PM
Yeah couldnt agree with you more Conan, surely they do gain from partially distributing account details.
September 6th, 2002, 14:08 PM
Yeah you know Conan,
I think yahoo does the same damn thing...
It's all BS.