France kicks off nationwide spam fight

[IDG] France is hoping to shut down spammers more quickly through a system that makes it easier for users to notify ISPs when unsolicited e-mails are coming from their network.The French government funded the development of an open-source toolbar for Microsoft’s Outlook and Mozilla’s Thunderbird e-mail programs that people can use to report suspected spam, said John Graham-Cumming, an Englishman who built the software for the project, called Signal Spam.

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