MS licences spam

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Peter, May 6, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Now Microsoft is licencing spammers ...
    http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,63339,00.html
    "Microsoft said Wednesday that it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist" program
    that will allow legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam filters
    protecting its inboxes."

    Great, you still get the spam, but this time MS makes $ on it.
    Maybe it is even worse than that, as it appears MS may undermine any spam
    filters to let the "licenced" spam through.


    Peter
     
    Peter, May 6, 2004
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  2. Peter

    JedMeister Guest

    Microsoft will request a $20,000 good behaviour bond...I wonder if they
    repay interest on this amount when it is redeemed- do you have proof that
    Microsoft is making $ from this scheme?

    Anyway, I (cautiously) approve of Microsofts approach ... they are ensuring
    that only reputable companies will advertise and recipients can 'opt-out'
    (without fear of their email address being identified as active).



    "Peter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > Now Microsoft is licencing spammers ...
    > http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,63339,00.html
    > "Microsoft said Wednesday that it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist"

    program
    > that will allow legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam

    filters
    > protecting its inboxes."
    >
    > Great, you still get the spam, but this time MS makes $ on it.
    > Maybe it is even worse than that, as it appears MS may undermine any spam
    > filters to let the "licenced" spam through.
    >
    >
    > Peter
    >
     
    JedMeister, May 6, 2004
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  3. Peter

    steve Guest

    Peter wrote:
    > Now Microsoft is licencing spammers ...
    > http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,63339,00.html
    > "Microsoft said Wednesday that it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist" program
    > that will allow legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam filters
    > protecting its inboxes."
    >
    > Great, you still get the spam, but this time MS makes $ on it.
    > Maybe it is even worse than that, as it appears MS may undermine any spam
    > filters to let the "licenced" spam through.


    Linux or BSD

    *******************************************************************
    "..... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed
    tosuffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves
    byabolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." - Thomas Jefferson
     
    steve, May 7, 2004
    #3
  4. Peter

    Steven H Guest

    On Fri, 07 May 2004 17:44:46 +1200, steve wrote:

    > Peter wrote:
    >> Now Microsoft is licencing spammers ...
    >> http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,63339,00.html
    >> "Microsoft said Wednesday that it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist" program
    >> that will allow legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam filters
    >> protecting its inboxes."
    >>
    >> Great, you still get the spam, but this time MS makes $ on it.
    >> Maybe it is even worse than that, as it appears MS may undermine any spam
    >> filters to let the "licenced" spam through.

    >
    > Linux or BSD
    >
    > *******************************************************************
    > "..... all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed
    > tosuffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves
    > byabolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." - Thomas Jefferson


    like the quote, you better be carefull you might start sounding somewhat
    intellegent.

    --
    -------------------------------------------
    Steven H, 3rd Year B.I.T. Otago Polytechnic

    ..net Geek
     
    Steven H, May 7, 2004
    #4
  5. Peter
    >
    > Now Microsoft is licencing spammers ...
    > http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,63339,00.html
    > "Microsoft said Wednesday that it has adopted an e-mail "whitelist" program
    > that will allow legitimate marketers to thread the gauntlet of spam filters
    > protecting its inboxes."
    >
    > Great, you still get the spam, but this time MS makes $ on it.
    > Maybe it is even worse than that, as it appears MS may undermine any spam
    > filters to let the "licenced" spam through.


    This only applies to MSN / Hotmail users. Advertising is a tradeoff when
    you use a free service on the web.

    Stop whinging
     
    Patrick Dunford, May 7, 2004
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