NewsForge: Why Microsoft's Sender ID Patent Should Not Be Granted
Oct 01, 2004, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"ISP owner Robert Craddock liked Microsoft's recent Sender ID
antispam proposal and patent application so much that he came up
with a nearly identical system--except he did it long before
Microsoft made its version public. In fact, he started using the
system he now calls Mail-Block back in 1998.
"In May of 2003, Craddock offered his system to Microsoft, which
rejected it--and the concept itself--in writing, not long before
unleashing Sender ID..."