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Competing technologies could shake up e-mail


Competing technologies could shake up e-mail Tuesday, March 02 2004 @ 03:34 AM GMT By Paul Roberts, IDG News Service

Microsoft Corp.'s announcement at the RSA Conference last week of a host of initiatives to stop unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, highlighted some tectonic shifts taking place in the once staid world of Internet messaging.

The company's new e-mail authentication architecture, known as "Caller ID," is being met with cautious acceptance. However, Microsoft will probably not have the last word on secure e-mail, and a shake-out of antispam solutions backed by Microsoft, Yahoo Inc., America Online Inc. and others is likely in coming months, experts warn.