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Titan Key Software Creates the First Technology that Stops Spam before it’s Sent!

(PRWEB) October 24, 2003

Titan Key Software Creates the First Technology that Stops Spam before it’s Sent

Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) October 24 2003-– Titan Key Software announces the Titan KeyMail™ address, the world’s first lockable e-mail technology that eliminates spam (or unwanted e-mail) before it is ever transmitted by the sender.

The Titan KeyMail address allows users to take control of their e-mail privacy for the first time by empowering them to create the policies for how their e-mail address can and cannot be used; if any sender attempts to violate those policies, the Titan KeyMail Server™ will prevent their e-mail from ever being sent.

“All of today’s efforts to control spam are reactive in that they begin to work after the spam has been received,” says Peter Kay, CEO of Titan Key Software. “That’s why the Titan Key solution is truly a paradigm shift for managing Internet e-mail. Users no longer have to review and delete unwanted e-mail

– Titan Key stops spam before it’s sent.”

Titan KeyMail Server acts as shield to internet service provider (ISP) servers, and to its users who opt for Titan KeyMail protection, because when the KeyMail server does not recognize a sender for a given KeyMail address, it responds to the sender’s e-mail server with a “no such user” error message.

This indicates to the sender’s e-mail server that the address is not valid, so the connection is severed, and no e-mail is ever transmitted.

To senders, a KeyMail address is indistinguishable in appearance from a normal e-mail address. Yet unlike typical Internet e-mail, KeyMail addresses are not a tradable commodity; they can be defined by the user to work for a legitimate sender and no one else. During KeyMail address set-up, users can easily add contacts, sent items and any other e-mail folders from their e-mail programs to build or update their KeyMail buddy lists. Titan KeyMail Server also takes every e-mail the user sends and copies the destination e-mail address into their buddy list; therefore, very little maintenance is required.

Several internet service providers (ISPs), including SNiP Internet and Telecommunications, are currently beta testing Titan KeyMail Server, which is slated for broad availability in late September 2003.

“Titan KeyMail Server is the first system I have ever seen that incorporates a complete, holistic approach to user-managed e-mail,” said J.D. Thomas of SNiP. “We’ve been looking for a cutting edge solution that goes a step beyond the challenge-response system, and the Titan KeyMail address lets users subscribe to newsletters and the like without compromising privacy.”

For ISPs, whose customers are demanding aggressive anti-spam solutions without sacrificing legitimate e-mail, the proliferation of spam is a growing concern to their business models. With Titan KeyMail Server, ISPs benefit from:

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Municipalities Improve the Workplace by Stopping Spam with Roaring Penguin Software’s CanIt Solutions

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) December 9, 2003 -

–Municipalities are creating a more comfortable workplace by combating e-mail spam with Roaring Penguin Software’s CanIt anti-spam solutions. The Cities of Garden Grove and West Hollywood in California, and the Town of Davidson in North Carolina, have joined the list of government offices enjoying the flexibility and performance of CanIt solutions.

Jeremy Campbell, Information Systems Director at the Town of Davidson, said, “Just a few of our users were being inundated by spam, but that alone was accounting for 25% of our mail volume. Offensive spam can create a threatening workplace and sexual harassment issues that we want to protect our employees from experiencing. CanIt was a simple solution for us that works as a gateway in our Exchange e-mail environment.”

Brian Ganley, Information Systems Manager at the City of West Hollywood, added, “CanIt is catching nearly 100% of our spam, and has made this office a better place to work. Before CanIt, some users were ready to stop using e-mail because of the offensive content that they received. CanIt is a better solution than anything we had hoped for, and Roaring Penguin Software’s customer support has been accessible and very responsive.”

Noel Proffitt, Senior Information Systems Analyst at the City of Garden Grove, explained, “We assessed numerous gateway anti-spam solutions and chose CanIt-PRO because it offered per-user configuration, allowing our individual mail users to determine what they consider to be spam, and how it will be handled. CanIt-PRO also integrated seamlessly with our existing mail environment, so we can use the same mail server, user names and passwords as before.”

Based on the acclaimed MIMEDefang e-mail inspection and manipulation software, also developed and maintained by Roaring Penguin, CanIt offers the industry’s most complete and flexible anti-spam and anti-virus solution. It can be deployed in any enterprise enterprise e-mail environment, including on all Linux and UNIX servers. As a stand-alone gateway appliance, it can protect e-mail environments running non-UNIX servers, such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise.

CanIt is available in standard and professional versions as either a software download or on a plug-and-play appliance. CanIt-PRO is ideal for very large enterprises, ISPs, and campus environments, where control and management of the system needs to be distributed to individual departments or users. Customer testimonials and case studies, including a case study about the Town of Davidson, can be viewed at http://www.canit.ca/customer_testimonials.php. A trial version of CanIt can be obtained at nttp://http://www.canit.ca/evaluation.php.

About Roaring Penguin

Founded in 1999, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. specializes in providing intelligent computing infrastructure for enterprises. Since 2000, the company has focused on enterprise e-mail filtering, spam fighting and related product lines. Today, Roaring Penguin develops, deploys and supports a range of acclaimed mail-filtering and networking products. For more information visit http://www.roaringpenguin.com.


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CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL LOCKYER TO ADDRESS SPAM AND THE LAW CONFERENCE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2003

The Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (“ISIPP”) announced today that California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is a confirmed speaker for their upcoming national Spam and the Law conference. Other speakers include Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, author and marketing guru Guy Kawasaki, and Internet Privacy Attorney Ray Everett-Church.

“A lot of people mistakenly believe that with the new Federal anti-spam law, which preempts state law, the states will no longer have a stake in fighting spam” said Anne P. Mitchell, Esq., President and Chief Executive Officer of ISIPP. “However states can still bring their own anti-spam actions under the new Federal law; states are still very much in the game.”

California recently passed one of the toughest anti-spam laws in the nation, which was scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2004, had it not been superceded by the passage of the Federal law.

“Attorney General Lockyer and the California legislature are strong advocates for consumer protection generally, and with respect to privacy and spam issues specifically,” added Mitchell. “The passage of the California anti-spam law demonstrated a commitment to the issues and to protection of consumer inboxes, and the passage of the Federal law in no way diminishes that commitment, as is evidenced by Attorney General Lockyer’s taking time out of his busy schedule to address the conference. We very much appreciate his involvement and concern for the issues.”

ISIPP’s national Spam and the Law conference is scheduled for January 22, 2004, at the Westin Hotel at San Francisco Airport, and is sponsored in part by WhatCounts, Informz, TalkBizNews, and eDeliverability. For more information see http://www.isipp.com/events.php, or send email to conference@isipp.com

A limited number of press passes are available on a first-come first-served basis. To request a press pass contact press@isipp.com.

About the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy

The Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) is a privately held corporation headquartered in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. ISIPP’s advisors provide expert analysis and consulting services to legislators, governmental and regulatory agencies, industry leaders, educational institutions, and the press. Founded in 2003 and privately funded, ISIPP sponsors such industry policy and working groups as the Email Management Roundtable, and the Email Deliverability Summit, and conferences such as the 2004 Spam and the Law conference. For more information see http://www.isipp.com

Contact: press@isipp.com

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks or copyrights of their respective owners.

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Virbotics unveils 100% Spam Free Email Service, BayEmail.com

SPRING HILL, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2003

Virbotics, Inc., a Spring Hill, Florida software and backend application developer has announced the introduction of BayEmail, one of the most innovative solution for curtailing spam and email-borne viruses. BayEmail provides market- leading, best-of-breed technology to relieve end users and administrators from the time-consuming and costly burden of junk email and viruses.

With BayEmail’s easy-to-use and highly flexible outsourced solutions, customers do not need to install hardware or software at their server or workstations, nor are there any ongoing maintenance or update requirements. As a result, email users and network administrators can remain focused and productive.

It’s quite easy to understand. Incoming mail to an individual or a company’s network is simply redirected through BayEmail’s robust, high-performance filtering system, allowing messages to be screened for spam and viruses before reaching the company’s network or the individuals email program. The result is a dramatic, industry-leading reduction in spam of upwards of 99.999%, as well as an added layer of protection against viruses.

“With its triple-digit growth over the last two years, spam amounts for roughly 65% of all email, and can comprise over 85% of email for some networks,” noted Michael Glassberg, Virbotics’ CEO, “Our mission in founding BayEmail was to provide a transparent, maintenance-free, and highly effective email protection solution for enterprises and ISPs. We have not only achieved those goals, but done so with an approach that minimizes or eliminates the hassle for users associated with other anti-spam solutions.”

BayEmail’s fully managed anti-spam service is proven to dramatically reduce incoming junk email. It:

1. Provides multiple layers of filtering, including whitelists, blacklists, an extensive heuristic rule set, a powerful artificial-intelligence Bayesian engine, and an extensive database of known spam signatures that together accurately detect a very high percentage of junk email.

2. Features continuous self-learning capabilities that enhance its accuracy and effectiveness.

3. Incorporates and automates best-practices, thus requiring minimal user and system administrator intervention.

4. Deploys as a perimeter solution outside the network, requiring no software installation, integration or ongoing maintenance.

5. Includes optional anti-virus protection to augment any existing anti-virus software.

6. Works with any email server and client software. Costs significantly less than maintaining an in-house anti-spam and anti-virus solution.

BayEmail’s Service-based Solution Advantages:

With no software to install at the email client, at the mail servers, or even on the customer’s premises, BayEmail has several distinct advantages over traditional solutions. No software to maintain, no rule set updates to budget for and no email client or server compatibility issues to resolve makes this solution cost effective and efficient to administer.

Network traffic and email server congestion can be greatly reduced, allowing information infrastructure to function properly without the overhead of unwanted communications. And most importantly, email users immediately benefit from spam relief without sacrificing the speed of their email program and without having to learn or use a complex and more time-consuming spam management system.

About BayEmail:

BayEmail is owned by Virbotics, Inc., a strategic consulting and Technical development firm focused on Internet technology and founded in 2000. BayEmail’s management team and technical staff bring many years of experience delivering business-driven IT solutions including infrastructure, hosting, design, e-commerce, messaging, CRM and knowledge management to a wide range of companies, from venture-funded startups to global companies.

With deep expertise in Internet messaging and high-volume mail administration, the company has developed managed-service offerings to allow customers to receive the benefits of a leading anti-spam and anti-virus solution in a seamless, non-intrusive, and highly effective manner. For more information please call 727-856-1582 or find them at http://www.bayemail.com

The BayEmail name, symbol, and theme are trademarks of Virbotics, Inc.

All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.

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Will CAN-SPAM Act 2003 Stop Spam and how to comply?

(PRWEB) December 22, 2003

The new US anti-spam law CAN-SPAM Act 2003, which will take effect on 1 January, 2004 will have a sweeping effect on the practice of email marketing, for both US and non-US marketers, according to a statement by Fione Tan, President and CEO of eOneNet.com, Malaysia’s leading Internet marketing services provider.

CAN-SPAM does not mean you can spam! It is the acronym for “Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act”.

The law covers “commercial electronic mail message”, which is defined as “any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service (including content on an Internet website operated for a commercial purpose)”

Transactional or relationship emails such as billing statements, warranty information, follow-up emails to customers are excluded from this definition.

The law does not make sending spam illegal per se. In fact, sending spam is illegal only if whoever knowingly send commercial emails -

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Anti Spam Software Review

Before reviewing the effectiveness of the various anti-spam software available in the market, it is good to have a first-hand knowledge of what it really is.

First, what is spam? Spam is basically unwanted e-mail messages, usually commercial in nature, which is sent to a bulk of e-mail addresses.

When this type of message falls on your Inbox, it is quite annoying to have to sort through the e-mail messages that you don’t need and those that you actually need to read. Not to mention the fact that some of these e-mail messages may contain viruses, bugs or attachments which can be harmful to your system.

To prevent spam from flooding your mailbox, computer software manufacturers developed anti-spam software. There are also web sites on the Internet where you can download free trial editions of such anti-spam software.

Here is a brief run through of the top anti-spam software that you can use to help eliminate those unwanted e-mail messages from crowding your mailbox:

-e-Trust Anti-spam Software

Qurb Anti-Spam Software, which was acquired by CA, offers the e-Trust anti-spam software.

e-Trust can easily be used with your Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. It easily filters spam from getting into your Inbox.

Here’s how it works: e-Trust scans your Inbox to check for messages from your safe list, or those who are already added to your address book.

An e-mail from an unknown sender will be placed on your e-Trust folder so you might want to check this from time to time, especially if you are expecting to receive a message from a new sender.

This anti-spam software is therefore ‘trained’ to scan your mailbox for the messages that you need and those that you throw away as junk.

-Spam Shield

Just like e-Trust, Spam Shield is an anti-spam software which can be integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.

Spam Shield gets rid of 99% or your junk mail so that it will not clutter your mailbox anymore.

With its easy installation option, Spam Shield works seamlessly with your usual e-mail application, making browsing through your wanted e-mail messages a breeze.

-Choice Mail One

This is also a good anti-spam software which gets rid of all unwanted e-mail messages. With Choice Mail One 3.x, you can integrate this anti-spam software with your AOL, MSN, Yahoo or Hotmail account. It also lets you import your contacts list for approval.

The free trial version of this anti-spam software is ChoiceMail Free.

-Spam Bully

Spam Bully offers to end your spam problems by cleaning your mailbox and keeping it free from spam. Spam Bully works with Outlook and Outlook Express.

Its ‘allow and block list’ is the feature which decides which mail goes to your Inbox and which ones go straight to your junk mail folder.

It also has the ‘auto-delete’ option to automatically delete spam instead of the messages just going to another folder.

-Spam Eater

Spam Eater conveniently checks your mailbox every ten minutes, and once a spam or a virus is detected, they are automatically “eaten” by the software. Unlike other anti-spam software, this requires no downloading or installation and is quick and easy to set up.

With hundreds of options in the market, you can easily find a good anti-spam software that will fit your budget and your needs so that you would never have to encounter spam on your mailbox again.

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Advanced Spam Defense turns Aggressive

(PRWEB) January 19, 2004

HACE releases version 1.0 of their anti-spam solution, Aggressive Spam Defense.

Using new techniques, Aggressive Spam Defense can keep your in-box clean by automatically deleting unsolicited emails even before you see them.

Every email that comes in is analyzed and given a ‘spam-score’ based on configurable criteria. If this score grows too high, emails are flagged as spam and optionally automatically deleted.

Based on this spam-score, emails are also color-coded so you quickly can see which ones deserve your attention. Polling your email accounts quietly in the background, you are immediately notified if an important email comes in.

A big percentage of spam is detected right after installation, but the program can be further tuned to adapt to the emails received by each user – how aggressive you want it to be can easily be adjusted by dragging a slider. Multiple white-lists exist to minimize the risk of wrongly categorizing an email.

Aggressive Spam Defense will detect most harmful email attachments (viruses, trojans etc.) and flag the email as possibly dangerous to open.

If you are unsure of what an email contains, it can be safely previewed without the risk of catching a virus or revealing your active email-address to the spammer.

Ease of use and flexibility has been a priority during development, and the user-interface has been streamlined for manipulating emails.

Aggressive Spam Defense, formerly called Advanced Spam Defense, is available now for immediate download and free evaluation. More information is available at the HACE web-site: http://www.hace.us-inc.com/

Aggressive Spam Defense can keep your in-box free from unsolicited emails, and will color-code incoming emails according to your criteria to let you quickly see which ones are important. You can also safely preview emails without the risk of catching a virus.

HACE was formed in 1996 and has released many innovative and popular software solutions that are all available for free evaluation.

Contact information:

Eirik Hansen

HACE

http://www.hace.us-inc.com/

Aggressive Spam Defense Quick Highlights:

Accurately detects spam

Ability to learn

Easy to set up and use

Color-coding of emails

New mail notification

Very flexible – tune it the way you like

Choice of automatic or manual deletion of spam

Email deleted on server (before it reaches computer)

Slick and fast user-interface

Various white-lists (that go beyond just the sender)

Safe preview (spam and virus safe)

Very small (less than 800k)

Can handle multiple POP3 email accounts

Multi-threaded

Good looking

Fast

Effective integrated help system

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The End of Spam Finding a Place for Spam Eliminates the chaos in Internet advertising.

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) January 22, 2004

The end of annoying spam could be in sight if a simple yet effective solution being promoted by Toronto-based high-tech firm, Virtual Corporate Advertising Network (Vcanet), is adapted.

Vcanet proposes that governments institute guidelines similar to those already in place for virtually all other media, including television, radio and print. These guidelines would prohibit all direct e-mail marketing, but would allow internet marketing to freely take place on the two major existing computer-related venues. First, private and commercial web sites, and second – computer software. Computer Software Programs would in effect provide an alternative outlet for on-line advertising that would benefit all concerned.

“All advertising taking place on the Internet would be either be placed on banners of private and commercial web sites (as it has been done for over a decade), or situated below the tool bars of useful computer software programs,” explains Paul Hartsman, Vcanet President. “These software utilities and programs would then be turned into terminals for virtual advertising networks.”

Hartsman adds that each program would have a button on the tool bar that could turn off the advertising if so desired by the user after a short ‘fade out’ period of perhaps 10 to 15 seconds, giving advertisers a return on their investment. Every program should have an install/uninstall feature, giving the user the option to use it. He also points out that the advertising content of each software utility would be controlled by the sponsor of that utility.

Unlike other solutions that have been floated, the Vcanet proposal also protects freedom of speech because businesses can still advertise, but only by using the correct channels (web sites or computer software program banners) – which brings the whole high-tech communication industry in line with traditional media such as radio, TV and print.

“The Vcanet approach would not only eliminate spam,” says Hartsman, “but would greatly encourage the development of newer and better software – software that would often be very inexpensive or given away for free because this new revenue stream would be suddenly available to software developers”

The Benefits of the Solution

For computer end users


no more annoying and costly spam

end users have access to quality, inexpensive or free software programs

fewer viruses (because you have removed one of the greatest sources)

more control over advertising

For Corporate Advertisers

the ability to build inexpensive advertising networks that offer more control as well as increased revenue

the ability to offer greater privacy to their customers

the ability to target market with 100% accuracy and get instant statistics on ads’ delivery

the ability to have continuous interaction with their customers (through the advertising terminal)

to be seen as helping to reduce spam

increased corporate productivity through reduction of hours lost to dealing with spam

For Software Producers

increased revenues through advertising

the emergence of a whole new market, especially for light-weight software utilities and programs

the elimination of piracy (why steal it when you can get it for free?)

For the Government

a happier populace that is not burdened with spam

will not have to legislate against direct marketers

will be seen as being proactive on the spam issue

a new tax revenue base that is easy to monitor

“Governments don’t want to have to legislate against it and consumers don’t want to have to buy things like anti-spam software,” says Hartsman, “but until now, we’ve had to rely on the ‘click and delete’ solution. Governments should return control to the end user. We believe our approach can revolutionize the internet while solving what everyone recognizes as a growing and serious problem.” Direct Marketers can now advertise all they want, as long as they sponsor and distribute software programs (with built in banners) that people want to use.

Vcanet is a software development company that specializes in Internet Advertising and Marketing solutions.

For more information and our media presentation contact: Vcanet at 647-222-4747 or 416-568-1443. FAX 905-508-1468. E-mail: info@vcanet.com.

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Half Price Computer Books Scholarship Winners Hate Spam

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 29, 2004

Half Price Computer Books is pleased to announce the winners of their winter 2003 essay scholarship awards. Open to all post secondary students, the essay topics were chosen to encourage critical thinking on current technological issues.

Congratulations to Simos D. Farrell from Lake Placid, Florida, and Kevin Kimball from Spokane, Washington. Both essays were on the topic of anti-spam legislation, albeit from different angles. Congratulations also to runner-up, Joshua Huebner of Henderson, Nevada, who wrote a charming (and very entertaining) tale on operating systems war. Their essays may be viewed at http://www.halfpricecomputerbooks.com/scholarship.php.

This was Half Price Computer Book’s second scholarship competition, and the 5,000+ essays submitted were of extremely high quality. Essays were judged on clarity of thought, the informative or entertainment factor, creativity, and traditional spelling and grammar.

“The essays were everything from formal argumentative documents to snippets of fictional stories, from funny and personal to academic and thought-provoking,” says scholarship administrator Jessica Cook. “At the end, we can safely conclude that most of you hate spam, love your cellphones, and think Tux the Linux penguin is both cute and deadly!”

Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, Half Price Computer Books is a leading provider of new technical and non-technical books for the North American market. Specializing in new computer books, the company carries over 10,000 different titles, ranging from beginners’ guides to obscure programming languages, most sold for 50% off the retail price.

Founded in 1996, Half Price Computer Books is independently owned and operated. In addition to maintaining several retail stores and two e-commerce websites, the company has also formed successful partnerships with online mainstays Amazon.com and eBay.com. For more information, please visit http://www.halfpricecomputerbooks.com.

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Denver Telecom Blocks over 3 Million Spam and Viruses per Day with Open-Source Software

(PRWEB) February 15, 2004

foreThought.net, a Denver based Internet Service Provider and Telephone company, announced today substantial enhancements to its enterprise-class E-Mail services platform, “PerfectMail”.

“In addition to our highly successful spam blocking system, which is currently preventing millions of spams a day from clogging our customer’s mailboxes, we are now stopping the current wave of MyDoom emails, with 100% success”, said Jawaid Bazyar, President of foreThought.net.

“This will solidify the success of PerfectMail in the marketplace”, he continued. “In December 2003 another large Denver-area ISP outsourced all

their customer’s email to us. This shows a high level of confidence in both our technology and our business.”

PerfectMail is an affordable E-Mail solution for businesses of all sizes, that provides extreme reliability, performance, and security.

“Through a combination of open source software components and internal research and development efforts, we have one of the most flexible,

scalable, and reliable E-Mail services around”, said Erik Kloeppel, Vice President of Customer Service. “And now with our anti-virus and anti-spam, one of the most secure ones. We know that E-Mail is a mission-critical application for our small business customers, and that spam and viruses cost them precious time and money.”

foreThought.net is a privately-held company that was founded in 1995 with a mission of providing advanced communications solutions. It now provides customers with a complete range of Internet access, enterprise web hosting, electronic commerce, and telephone services. More information is available at the company’s web site, http://foreThought.net.