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Hotmail struggles with Nigerian scam

E-mail users, up in arms over the massive amounts of spam allegedly from wealthy Nigerian money-laundering refugees, want to know what ISPs and e-mail providers are doing about this scam. silicon.com spoke to a representative of Hotmail, which has become a particular favorite for all spammers because they are able to sign-up anonymously and start spamming within minutes. Similarly Hotmail users are targeted prolifically because of the sheer number of addresses @Hotmail.com–offering rich pickings for software generating random mail addresses. Will Collins, spokesman for Hotmail, told silicon.com: “We take spam incredibly seriously. We clearly set out terms and conditions for all users and when we receive a report that these terms and conditions have been breached we will investigate and act accordingly in every case.” Full Story

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