Microsoft on Thursday is holding a summit with members of the E-Mail Service Provider Coalition to address the use of Sender ID technology as a standard to fight spam and phishing.
The software giant said it would gather more than 80 members of the ESPC coalition at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters to discuss using Sender ID as a way to ensure that e-mail originates from the Internet domain it claims to come from. Fighting the annoyance of spam and the dangers of fraud activity such as "phishing" is among the top concerns of Internet users and the companies that serve them.
Sender ID validates the server Internet Protocol address of the sender to assure an e-mail recipient that a message claiming to be from a credit card company actually is. The technology relies on Microsoft's Caller ID for E-Mail technology and the Sender Policy Framework, authored by Meng Weng Wong, chief technology officer...
Instead of unverified advertisers, you would get verified ones. It would still have nothing to do with spyware from what I can see. Programs such a his spamassassin and various Mozilla products, the latter being free, is a better idea than having big brother, Bill, looking over your shoulder. It seems to me, Doubleclick was one of the most infamous companies to put spyware on your computer. By the way, another free program, called Adaware, is very good of getting rid of spyware.
Augustine, I haven't seen Microsoft do anything that wasn't to its own financial benefit. I would worry about any schemes they may have on controlling anything.