The Comdex 2003 Las Vegas exhibition starts today with a keynote speech from Bill Gates. He will be speaking about Microsoft his plans to make his Exchange e-mail server better at stopping spam.
Heuristics anti-spam technology analyzes patterns of content in large numbers of messages, using that information to screen out new threats. The technology is considered more flexible and effective than so-called "signature-based" anti-spam products, which identify spam messages by matching them to copies of the same messages which have already been received.
The new anti-spam feature, which Microsoft is calling the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter (IMF), uses heuristics technology developed internally at Microsoft, according to the information.
Information from Microsoft's Hotmail free Web-based e-mail service will be used to keep the Microsoft heuristics database up-to-date on the most recent spam trends.
The Comdex 2003 Las Vegas educational programs start today, and the exhibition will open on monday. The exhibition will close on Thursday the 20th of November. Additional information can be found here