We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,131 News Articles

Hotmail aims to cut spam off at the pass

And not before time

Hotmail users may see a decrease in spam clogging up their inboxes in coming weeks.

Microsoft is teaming up with Brightmail to incorporate the company's spam-filter technology in its free email service.

The company is incorporating Brightmail's Solution Suite to filter spam at the incoming gateway, before it's delivered to Hotmail users' inboxes.

The spam guard will be fully deployed later this year to serve Hotmail's 110 million worldwide users.

Microsoft's spam-block is nothing new for free email services, many of which have already adopted spam-fighting measures. Yahoo, for example, routes unsolicited email to a bulk email folder in users' inboxes.

The Brightmail solution works by using a collection of more than 200 million email addresses designed to attract spam, allowing Brightmail to identify and eliminate spam before it reaches users' inboxes.


IDG UK Sites

6 cheapest 4K TVs in the UK 2014: Get a UHD telly without breaking the bank

IDG UK Sites

Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 256GB, Early 2014) lab tests and benchmarks

IDG UK Sites

How to stop your parents opening and responding to phishing emails

IDG UK Sites

Google to ship first Project Ara developer boards in July