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Jabber Ships IM Appliance

9/5/2005
JabberNow aims for smaller firms, enterprise workgroups with an IM product that combines carrier-grade messaging features with wide-ranging interoperability and federated network support.

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Sender ID: It Could Get Ugly

6/26/2005
It could get a little ugly out there in the anti-spam world and, as is so often the case, the uglifier of record is Microsoft which on Thursday announced that it would start "enforcing" the use of its Sender ID sender authentication protocol for senders of e-mail messages to Hotmail and MSN Mail systems. In a less avaricious world, that might be a good thing, but last year Microsoft made its desire to co-opt sender authentication by enforcing a patent it has on a part of the way DNS records have

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Presence Will Be Very Present Here

6/19/2005
Presence information is important to the future of messaging technology and how we use it, so important that I've devoted a lot of space to its emergence as a technology this year at Messaging Pipeline. Only a few products outside of traditional and enterprise instant messaging systems integrate presence information or otherwise take advantage of presence technology, but you can be that more will during the next 18 months, and there's a reason: Presence information makes digital and analog messa

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Getting Less Spam Lately?

5/3/2005
You may have noticed that it's become a little quiet in the world of anti-spam technology these days. Sure, Mirapoint Commtouch, and Borderware all announced new releases of their already proven products this week, but those upgrades are not much more than "point" releases that provide incremental services to existing customers. Good services, mind you, but nothing that represents a new breakthrough in the war against spam. I don't think that's because it's still early spring or because W. is st

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Be Careful! Your E-Mail Past May Catch Up With You

4/26/2005
The Internet Era has, in just a few short years, seen e-mail go from a newly-minted, often-talked-about-in-excitedly-hushed-tones, messaging technology to the most pedestrian sort of communications systems, more mundane than even the lowly wired telephone on your desk. But as we all know, mundane doesn't mean unimportant, and it's become something of a scourge among the ill-behaved and the criminally minded folks who have used it from time to time to express ill will, outrage, or just plain crim

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