Haiku'da been a spam filter

Tuesday, 20 August 2002, 3:17 PM EST

Refined poetry and ruthless legal prosecution have been brought together in the latest effort to stop spam.

A hidden scrap of copyrighted poetry embedded in e-mails will be used to guarantee that any message containing the verse is spam free. And if spammers dare to hijack the haiku, they will be aggressively sued for copyright infringement.

The service is being offered by "Habeas," a new spam-filtering service headed by anti-spam activist and attorney Anne P. Mitchell.

Habeas doesn't stop spam by blocking suspicious e-mail. It prevents it by aggressively monitoring who is using the service to send mail, and then allowing people to set up e-mail program filters specifying that all messages containing the Habeas haiku should be delivered - no matter how "spammy" the contents might appear to the average e-mail filter.

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