I was not even aware that there was such an animal. Hmm, I guess you learn something new everyday!
Microsoft (Profile, Products, Articles) is beefing up its antispam efforts by offering new data services that Internet service providers can use to determine how much e-mail traffic they are generating to MSN Hotmail, how that e-mail is affected by MSN Hotmail spam filtering and what percentage has been marked as spam by customers.
The company also debuted an MSN Postmaster Web site designed to better protect MSN Hotmail and other Internet users from spam.
In an announcement on Thursday, Microsoft said the MSN Postmaster Web site can help educate bulk e-mailers, Internet service providers and e-mail service providers about what can and canít be sent to MSN Hotmail users. Available in 10 languages, MSN Postmaster offers updated information and tools for fighting junk e-mail, improving delivery of legitimate bulk e-mail messages, streamlining the reporting of e-mail abuse and troubleshooting, according to Microsoft. [Read the rest]