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ISPs Seek Bigger Mallet To Eliminate Spammers
Even more telling is that two weeks previously, AOL's record one-day high was 780 million spam messages blocked. That's a 28 percent increase in two weeks -- and it's still not fast enough to keep up with the spammers.
With the introduction of AOL 8.0 in October, AOL added a "notify AOL" button at the bottom of a subscriber's mailbox. When a user spots a piece of spam, clicking on the notify button will bring up a box. The user can then type in a comment to AOL (or leave it blank), then hit one of two buttons: send report (to send the comments to AOL) or "send and block" to both send the report and block further spam sent from that account.
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