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    Yahoo Mail delivers new spam measures

    Yahoo on Monday launched new antispam tools for its Web-based e-mail service as part of an ongoing effort to curb the Internet's most reviled by-product.

    The Web portal said that as a way to protect their personal Yahoo Mail address from spammers, subscription e-mail customers will be able to set up dummy e-mail addresses for use when entering personal information at Web sites.

    For example, if a subscriber wants to register for a book club, he or she can do so using a different Yahoo e-mail address, such as user-bookclub@yahoo.com. Any message sent to the fake address is sent to the user's primary e-mail account, but if the user notices lots of spam, Web parlance for unsolicited bulk e-mail, he or she can delete the address.

    Yahoo also said it will offer an improved spam guard for its subscription e-mail service. Yahoo Mail Plus costs $29.99 a year for more features and more e-mail storage than its free version. The company launched an antispam resource center for all of its e-mail customers.

    Spam has become a massive problem for Internet access providers, corporations and e-mail providers. The companies are forced to spend heavily on resources to prevent unwanted solicitations from clogging in-boxes and choking their services.

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    The free accounts don't get these new tools.

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    true. But now it is very tempting to pay 29, 90 for those tools and all the extras.
    I am extremely tired of SPAM, and it takes away a great deal of my time. I never receive SPAM in yahoo, but about 60 a day in MSN. I am seriously thinking to give my Yahoo address to my personals contacts and leave the hotmails address for all junk. And use MSN for chatting only.

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    Originally posted by Dehcbad25
    I never receive SPAM in yahoo, but about 60 a day in MSN. I am seriously thinking to give my Yahoo address to my personals contacts and leave the hotmails address for all junk. And use MSN for chatting only.
    I get around 8 a day on Yahoo.

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    I get no spam in my main account because I do all my sign-ups, entries, etc, with my junk mail accounts (yahoo, msm, and hotmail)
    My comast account is strictly personal mail.
    Last edited by lynchknot; October 31st, 2003 at 03:01 AM.

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