New Outlook to give spammers the boot

By on
Microsoft is taking spam fighting more seriously in the next version of its widely used Outlook e-mail and contact-management software.

Outlook 11 will, by default, no longer grab data such as images from outside servers when previewing e-mail formatted like Web pages. The ability to send and receive e-mail formatted in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) was at one time touted as a feature in Microsoft's e-mail programs.

Really, any anti-spam approach is appreciated nowadays... I'm getting as much as a hundred spam e-mails daily on my TechSpot account. And I wonder, who is paying for non opt-in mailing lists anyway, those will never get read!

Read more: [URL=]CNet News[/URL].

Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.