MSN adopts Brightmail spam filtering

Microsoft Corp.’s Internet access service MSN has adopted anti-spam software from Brightmail Inc. as an option for users to protect themselves from unwanted e-mail messages, Brightmail announced Wednesday.

The more than five million users of MSN (Microsoft Network) Internet access will now be able to choose the Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution to separate spam from their legitimate e-mail, according to a Brightmail statement.

The Brightmail software puts spam messages aside in a special storage area where users can view the messages and take action.

According to the Brightmail statement Internet service providers including AT&T Worldnet and EarthLink have deployed the Brightmail Anti-Spam Solution.

ISPs are not alone in taking steps against spam, which the European Union recently estimated costs Internet users worldwide about 10 billion euros (US$8.88 billion) per year in excess Internet access charges. An anti-spam bill that passed a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee last month would require unsolicited commercial e-mail to be clearly marked as such, and require a way for Internet users to opt out of future e-mail solicitations.

Brightmail, in San Francisco, can be reached at

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Featured Articles

Cybersecurity in 2024: Priorities and challenges for Canadian organizations 

By Derek Manky As predictions for 2024 point to the continued expansion...

Survey shows generative AI is a top priority for Canadian corporate leaders.

Leaders are devoting significant budget to generative AI for 2024 Canadian corporate...

Related Tech News

Tech Jobs

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.

Tech Companies Hiring Right Now