Microsoft today signed up to use the Brightmail Solution Suite SMTP gateway to tackle the junk mail bombarding Hotmail accounts. This is intended to hoover up some of the vast amounts of junk mail before it reaches the user.
According to Rick Holzli, general manager of MSN Hotmail, "unsolicited junk e-mail is a global problem in the industry today that affects not just Hotmail users, but e-mail users everywhere." Yes but... anyone who has ever used Hotmail knows that junkmail is much, much worse on its service than with other ISPs.
Brightmail's patented technology leverages the Probe Network, a collection of more than 200 million e-mail addresses designed to attract spam, identify and eliminate spam before it reaches Hotmail users' mailboxes. Brightmail's proven solution provides superior protection against unsolicited junk e-mail by offering a dynamic technology that keeps pace with constantly evolving spam.
News source: The Register