Microsoft today sent out an email asking for its Outlook users to help fight SPAM. I get more junk email than I care to during the day, so I decided to join.
According to the text from the Microsoft Spam Fighters Program:
We hate junk e-mail as much as you do!
Helping is easy–every once in a while we’ll simply re-send one of your email messages and ask you if it’s junk or not. One click and you’re done.
This helps us fine-tune our junk email filters to better protect you and everyone else. The messages we send you are real messages that were addressed to you. We’ll only send you one message a day at most, and you can quit at any time.
Join Microsoft SPAM Fighters
When you get the email, just click the Join the spam fighters button.
You’re done. You’ll get a message that confirms: “You’re now a member of the elite few who help us put spam where it belongs!”
Of course, purists will say it’s Microsoft’s job to do all the work, and why should the company send us spam on purpose? But if we all help, it can benefit everyone. It’s just a simple click of a button to join. It’s also a simple one-button click to mark a message as SPAM.
It will be interesting to watch how this new program works since I mark out SPAM all the time…