DULLES, Va. & REDMOND, Wash. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS
WIRE)--April 28, 2003--
Industry Leaders Together Tackle the Problem of Unsolicited
Commercial E-Mail To Help Consumers Fight Spam
America Online (NYSE "AOL"), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq "MSFT") and
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq "YHOO"), today announced their commitment to work
together and with other industry stakeholders to help fight "spam."
Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail, often sent by fraudulent means,
that compromises the quality of consumers' online experience and
burdens consumers and businesses worldwide.
The announcement these three companies have made today is a first step
toward a broader online industry effort to address spam. The group
will initiate an open dialogue that will include organizations across
this industry to drive technical standards and industry guidelines
that can be adopted regardless of platform.
The group will initially focus on four key areas to combat spam:
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