Hotmail blocking 5.5 billion spam messages per day - Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 adds more innovative spam fighting tech

SmartScreen is the collective name used for a cloud-based set of technologies and algorithms that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to assign a “spam probability” score to each incoming message. This enables us to filter over 98% spam sent to Hotmail inboxes, blocking 5.5 billion spam messages per day. Microsoft utilizes SmartScreen across Hotmail, […]

SmartScreen is the collective name used for a cloud-based set of technologies and algorithms that leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to assign a “spam probability” score to each incoming message. This enables us to filter over 98% spam sent to Hotmail inboxes, blocking 5.5 billion spam messages per day. Microsoft utilizes SmartScreen across Hotmail, Exchange, and Forefront, bringing consumers the benefit of business-grade spam protection on Hotmail. Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 added a number of innovative new spam fighting technologies to further reduce spam in Hotmail inbox include: More advanced IP and content filtering; Spammer infrastructure detection and destruction; Time-traveling filters; Personalized spam filtering; Tagging – Hotmail tags each message you receive, whether in your inbox or in the Junk folder, to help you understand little bit more about why the message was categorized as it was. The video below tell a bit about how Hotmail's latest innovations help bring you the best spam fighting on web:

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