At first blush

At first blush this news story might lead you to believe that the Redmond crew had figured out a way to block spam. All they seem to know, however, is how to limit your exposure to HTML in preview mode. This will only cut back on the number of return hits back to spam central, which certainly can limit the number of spams you might get in the future from that same source. With this method, you will still receive and be forced to manage the same number of spam messages you receive each day.

Thank goodness for Mac OS X and Apple’s I had 36 messages automatically filtered to my Junk folder this morning and I am sure there will be many more moved throughout the day. Filter and trash, never open or preview. Keep trying MS…maybe next time. Perhaps Office 12 in 2006 will be able to handle this.

New Outlook to give spammers the boot: “The first test version of Microsoft’s new e-mail software takes a different approach to handling e-mail formatted like Web pages, a move designed to cut down on unwanted messages.” Source: CNET

Infoworld has some great new Apple reads

Infoworld has some great new articles looking at Apple fairly in depth. One particular highlight, “Apple on the Move,” is a group interview :

APPLE’S SENIOR VICE President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Avie Tevanian, and Director of Mac OS Product Marketing Ken Bereskin met with InfoWorld Test Center Director Steve Gillmor, News Editor Mark Jones, Editor at Large Ephraim Schwartz, Test Center Lead Analyst Jon Udell, and Technical Director Tom Yager to discuss Web services, digital rights management, Bluetooth, and Apple’s plans for the enterprise.

While actually not on the

While actually not on the rumor mill as long as say, an Apple PDA, the phone rumors have been milling pretty hard since MWNY. This article posted on ePrairie of all places says that Motorola Inadvertently leaked the pictures… if anything close to that comes out it will be a sure thing for me!

If you want the good

If you want the good stuff, or at least want it first, you will have to pay. Star Wars trailer – buy Quicktime. Two Towers trailer, login to AOL. Good thing I have an account!

AOL previews second Tolkien film. America Online says it will debut the promotional trailer for “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” in a move to draw traffic to the online service. [CNET]