Tuesday, October 21, 2003


Yahoo Mail delivers new spam measures | CNET News.com  

Yahoo Mail delivers new spam measures | CNET News.com: "Yahoo Mail delivers new spam measures
Last modified: October 20, 2003, 9:00 PM PDT
By Jim Hu
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

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. "

Well, this story is true. What they don't mention until halfway down the story is that it only applies to the people willing to spend $30 a year for the "privilege" of having a Yahoo mail account. To me, it's like paying the headsman.

The second thing I want to mention is that this new measure does nothing at all to actually STOP spam, it simply gives users another way to avoid it. As with any disease, the only sure way to stop spam is at the source.

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