WorldCom Announces their Anti-Spam Solution
by Berislav Kucan - Monday, 9 December 2002.
Business data and Internet communications provider WorldCom Inc., announced the availability of WorldCom Internet Managed Scanning Service. Powered by MessageLabs, this anti-spam service enables customers to effectively counteract the costs and lost productivity incurred by unsolicited emails.

WorldCom’s new anti-spam service employs new technologies and concepts going beyond the blacklist/whitelist filtering approach, which only picks up spam from known spammers. Instead it uses heuristics scanning to build an ever-expanding knowledge base of spam techniques and behaviour to proactively identify spam regardless of its origin.

Jos White, founder and marketing director at MessageLabs said: "Recent research released by MessageLabs showed that one in every seven emails in the UK is spam. That’s a lot of unwanted email costing businesses both time and money. WorldCom is very aware of this problem and is taking active measures to protect its customers."

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, WorldCom is offering their customers a special offer - If you buy the Anti-virus Service before 31st December 2002 you will get the Anti-spam Service absolutely free. More about WorldCom's managed services and this offer can be found on their web site.

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