Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 19th Nov 2008 02:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft To address the growing need for a PC security solution tailored to the demands of emerging markets, smaller PC form factors and rapid increases in the incidence of malware, Microsoft Corp. plans to offer a new consumer security offering focused on core anti-malware protection.
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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by Arawn on Fri 21st Nov 2008 10:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
Arawn
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2005-07-13

Sorry to say, but no it doesn't. Those 'owned' computers can have a simple SMTP engine installed, and as long the ISP doesn't block sending to TCP port 25, they send spam directly.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by pepa on Fri 21st Nov 2008 15:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
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2005-07-08

Yes, but a lot of big ISPs nowadays only allow people to connect to port 25 on their SMTP-servers. (Although even a standard port like 587 is often still allowed..!) I used to use my own SMTP-server myself, but found it troublesome in that a lot of my emails (and this is years ago) would have trouble getting delivered. But yes, it would be trivial and small to have your own SMTP-server on those owned machines. Still would have liked a reference for those numbers...

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