Tuesday, November 29, 2005

About Time: Spam Filters Getting Better

For all of you out there who see half the spam slip through into your email account (and many personal emails labeled spam), here's some good news: Spam filters are getting better. In a test by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, up to 96 percent of Spam messages were blocked by the two Web-based e-mail providers. Now let's hope the corporate spam filters get more clever.

One quick hint. To avoid having your email "scraped" off web sites, try entering something like name (at) isp (dotcom) or something like that instead of the regular name@isp.com.

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