High Stakes in the Ongoing Spam Wars

From outside the email inbox, it might appear that the war against spam has reached a stalemate. Sure, the average computer user still gets a dozen or more unsolicited messages a day.

But increasingly vigilant spam filters are sending a sizeable portion of that junk mail straight into "bulk" e-mail folders, if not the garbage. For many, spam has become an unavoidable, yet acceptable, nuisance. It's delivered, it's deleted, and digital life goes on.

Behind the scenes, though, the fight to keep e-mail clear of clutter is escalating. And the spam-fighting forces aren't always winning. Just ask Spamhaus, the anti-spam firm that maintains a blacklist of companies it considers spammers. NewsFactor Network

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