AOL Shuns Microsoft Anti-Spam Technology (AP)

AP – Add America Online Inc. to the growing list of companies and organizations shunning a spam-fighting proposal from Microsoft Corp. AOL cited “tepid support” for Microsoft’s so-called Sender ID technology, which seeks to cut down on junk e-mail by making it difficult for spammers to forge e-mail headers and addresses, a common technique for hiding their origins.

[Via Yahoo! News – Technology]

All this anti Microsoft positioning is not in the interest of the end-user. The user would benefit from a solution in the shortterm and a (more) united front of software vendors. But it seems that not choosing for a Microsoft direction makes you a hero; sorry to see that.