It’s not just your imagination – Hotmail accounts get far more spam than any other mail service through any other ISP. Microsoft has finally signed a deal that might cut down on the junk. Brightmail is a third party filter that will be installed on Hotmail to stop the spam before it reaches the mailboxes. Here’s the Brightmail press release. This is long, long overdue.

Of course, I haven’t been able to see the spam in my Hotmail mailbox for the last couple of days since I can’t even get Hotmail to load. I have no idea what the problem is – but if you’ve had trouble getting to Hotmail, you’re not alone.

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