Smart Screen

By Deane Barker on November 17, 2003

Gates gets serious about spam, security: This is new. Sounds Bayesian. Google News had no mention of it prior to seven hours ago.

Gates also said both technology and legal efforts may help curb spam, the unsolicited e-mails that clog inboxes and create headaches for Information Technology departments.

He said Microsoft is using a tool called Smart Screen to determine the difference between legitimate mail and spam.

“So Smart Screen is going to be in every mail thing we do, MSN, Hotmail, in Outlook: So that’s a very big step forward there,” he said.

On another note, this is the 20th year in a row that Gates has given the keynopte at Comdex

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