[ IcyImpact @ 29.11.2005. 19:41 ] @

Spam e-mail filters getting better: Study

Washington, November 29: E-mail ‘spammers’ are aggressive as ever but Internet providers are getting better at blocking junk messages before they reach users' inboxes, according to a US Federal Trade Commission study released on Monday.

The FTC found that spammers continue to ‘scrape’ e-mail addresses from the Web using automated programs that look for the telltale "@" sign.

But up to 96 per cent of those messages were blocked by the two Web-based e-mail providers used by the FTC in its test. The FTC did not say which providers it used in its study.

"This encouraging result suggests that anti-spam technologies may be dramatically reducing the burden of spam on consumers," the report said.

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[Ovu poruku je menjao IcyImpact dana 29.11.2005. u 20:45 GMT+1]