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Deja News E-Mail Service Employs Spam Filter

Internet discussion group Web site Deja News rolled out a new spam filtering e-mail service.

The free service is a component of My Deja News, a personalized service in which users can customize discussion groups and other content.

Advertising Age said spam is an issue for Deja News because direct marketers who send out unsolicited e-mails have been known to harvest names from online discussion groups, with software programs that comb the Web looking for e-mail addresses.