Microsoft wants you to be an active part of the fight against e-mail spam.
In an email to users of its Outlook.com email service earlier today Microsoft has asked them to become Spam Fighters.
The text of the message goes like this:
Helping is easy–every once in a while we’ll simply re-send one of your email messages and ask you if it’s junk or not. One click and you’re done. This helps us fine-tune our junk email filters to better protect you and everyone else. The messages we send you are real messages that were addressed to you. We’ll only send you one message a day at most, and you can quit at any time.
The one click sign up to help in the battle was simple and this seems like it will be very unobtrusive with them sending just one email per day.
I enlisted in the fight against spam – will you?