AOL acquires Mailblocks anti-spam service

Thursday, 5 August 2004, 10:22 AM EST

America Online said Wednesday it has acquired Mailblocks, which develops challenge-and-response technology to fight unwanted junk e-mail and authenticate e-mail senders.

Terms were not disclosed. Mailblocks, a privately held firm based in Los Altos, California, was founded in 2002 by the late Phil Goldman and was launched in March 2003 as an e-mail service for home users andsmall businesses.

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