Microsoft Commends Attorney General Gregoire’s LeadershipIn Enforcing Anti-Spam Laws

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 21, 2003 — Nancy Anderson, deputy general counsel at Microsoft Corp., today issued this statement in support of the anti-spam efforts of Washington State Attorney General Christine O. Gregoire:

“Microsoft applauds Attorney General Gregoire’s lawsuit today against A Plus Imaging Products Inc. for alleged deceptive and unscrupulous e-mail practices. This lawsuit is a significant step in Washington’s battle against spam, which Attorney General Gregoire and the attorney general’s High Tech unit lead. Microsoft appreciates the attorney general’s responsiveness and quick action in this matter, and looks forward to supporting the state in similar investigations in the future. Because spam accounts for more than 50 percent of all inbound e-mail, we need to attack the problem on a number of fronts, including increased enforcement, strong legislation and improved filtering. Alliances between the public and private sector and among industry leaders will increase the effectiveness of anti-spam measures.”

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