Redmond, WA - Microsoft has taken a new step in the ongoing fight
against spam. The software company will offer a new Spam Blocking
service named "Block XP". Initially, the service was tested
on Hotmail accounts, but now is included as an IIS Service.
At a press conference, Steve Ballmer explained, "Our new system
is guaranteed to only let through the e-mail that you want to see." He
then proceeded to dance around singing, "Unspamable! Unspamable!
Bill Gates spoke to the audience, explaining how the system works. "We've
replaced unreliable computer filtering with specially trained third-world
laborers. These workers, or 'Spam Blockers' as we like to call them,
will personally check each and every one of the e-mails you are getting.
Any suspicious messages will be sent to a Junk Mail folder or deleted
The initial Hotmail users, were impressed by the new technology. "This
system really has cut down on the spam I've been receiving. Come
to think of it I haven't gotten any e-mails recently," said
Harold Gorman, MSCE.
Consuela Xiang a 12 year old veteran employee of Microsoft's Block
XP project said, "I get mail. I delete mail. I eat today."
Some users did remark that they were receiving more "special
offers" about Windows XP and MSN than they did before the system
was put in place.
George W. Bush chastised Microsoft for exporting e-mail monitoring
jobs when the US had a fully staffed FBI already in place.
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