Anti-Spammer Forms Big-Name Partnerships
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Bright Light Technologies, makers of anti-spam software and e-mail programs, Monday formed partnerships with a slew of industry players, including Netscape, Excite, Juno and Software.com, to combat the growing spam, or unsolicited e-mail, problem.
In its partnerships with Netscape and Software.com, Bright Light will integrate its Bright Mail Anti-Spam Service with Netscape's Messaging Server and Software.com's InterMail service. Bright Mail works to keep any unsolicited messages out of its users' e-mail mailboxes.
Excite and Juno are working with Bright Light as well by joining its Global Probe Network. The network is a group of e-mail addresses across the Internet that are specifically designed to receive spam. This network detects incoming spam and delivers it to Bright Light's Operations Center for analysis. The two companies join 18 others in the network to fight spammers.
While the government is working to pass anti-spam legislation, Bright Light said Internet companies must take action themselves to protect their users.