Microsoft has long worked to thwart spam. And its privacy policies expressly forbid the company from spamming customers. If you are getting spammed by Microsoft, it probably isn't Microsoft!
Microsoft has helped the Feds bust a number of spam farms. It may have just brought down the biggest fish yet with the news that the Rustock spybot ring is busted.
This isn't some penny-ante operation. Rustock sends billions of spam -- not every year but every darn day! Experts believe it did so by commandeering over a million PCs. At its peak, almost half of all spam messages in the world came from Rustock.
The Can-Spam Act is now eight years old and has barely put a dent in this scourge. In fact, after the law passed, spam actually went up. We need tougher laws, more actions like those of Microsoft, and to use whatever spam defenses we have.
How do you fight spam, and do we need harsher laws? Legitimate mail always welcome at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/21/2011 at 1:18 PM
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