from the get-what-you-pay-for dept.
Ec|ipse writes "Looks like Microsoft has found another way to make money, this time from spam. Microsoft has adopted a "whitelist" program (Bonded Sender by IronPort) which will allow marketers to pay Microsoft so that they are included on a special whitelist, guaranteeing uninteruptable delivery of their messages to Hotmail and MSN users. You can catch the full article at Excite. I especially like the nice naming for spammers, calling them 'marketers' sounds so much more legitimate."mgibbs adds "Hopefully the $20K fine that results from abuse of this system is enough to deter spammers."
The last person that quit or was fired will be held responsible for
everything that goes wrong -- until the next person quits or is fired.