Hotmail takes a tougher stance on spam

Friday, 24 June 2005, 3:24 AM EST

Microsoft (Profile, Products, Articles) is throwing the full weight of Hotmail behind its Sender ID e-mail authentication technology by sidelining incoming mail when it fails to pass a Sender ID check.

The software maker has begun warning Hotmail users with an on-screen alert when the sender of an incoming e-mail cannot be verified using its Sender ID Framework. Mail that fails to pass the test will be placed in a junk mail folder or could even be deleted, according to Craig Spiezle, director of Microsoft's Technology Care and Safety Group.

By Scarlet Pruitt at InfoWorld.

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