October 21st, 2003, 13:51 PM
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 email@example.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.
October 21st, 2003, 22:50 PM
The free accounts don't get these new tools.
October 31st, 2003, 01:13 AM
Succeded in braking Windo
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.
October 31st, 2003, 02:22 AM
I get around 8 a day on Yahoo.
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.
October 31st, 2003, 02:59 AM
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.