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Outlook Users Gain Enhanced Junk E-Mail See spam. Filtering Capability
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Microsoft will make available OMRON's information filtering technology, a component of its MailJail software package, to enhance Microsoft Outlook For the e-mail and news client bundled with certain versions of Microsoft Windows, see .
Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook 98's existing filter technology. Now, Outlook 98 users can immediately take advantage of OMRON's MailJail to address the number one problem on the Internet -- junk email.
Utilizing OMRON's MailJail technology, Outlook 98 enables users to easily filter and reduce the information overload A symptom of the high-tech age, which is too much information for one human being to absorb in an expanding world of people and technology. It comes from all sources including TV, newspapers, magazines as well as wanted and unwanted regular mail, e-mail and faxes. caused by junk and adult email.
Outlook 98 users may take advantage of OMRON's filtering technology by downloading MailJail Lite from Microsoft's Outlook Web Site at http://www.microsoft.com/outlook/enhancements/junkmail.asp. Outlook users who desire additional filtering features will be directed via a built-in hot link to MailJail's Web site, where they can purchase the full-featured version of MailJail.
"Unwanted or 'junk' e-mail is a problem that effects many e-mail users," said Doug Stumberger, product manager, Microsoft Corporation. "Therefore, Outlook 98 includes filters for keeping junk and adult e-mail out of your inbox. OMRON's MailJail enhances this built-in protection against junk e-mail and is an exciting addition for users of Outlook 98."
"We are delighted to enter into this relationship with Microsoft," said Thomas Kurian, business development specialist, OMRON Advanced Systems. "MailJail is in a unique position to dramatically improve the way people use e-mail. Microsoft selected MailJail because of its superior smart recognition technology for filtering junk and other unwanted e-mail. We will continue to work closely with Microsoft to ensure the seamless integration and effectiveness of MailJail's filtering capabilities with Outlook 98. Partnering with Microsoft significantly enhances our business development efforts and further solidifies MailJail's leadership position in the new e-mail filter market."
"Internet Mail Consortium See IMC. is happy to see its members (Microsoft and OMRON) working together to help alleviate some of the problems that junk e-mail causes Internet mail users," said Paul Hoffman, director of the Internet Mail Consortium. "This announcement shows that there is a great deal of synergy in the Internet mail market, and the result of this will be better products."
For more sophisticated filtering, customers are encouraged to purchase MailJail 2.3 from the Web at http://www.mailjail.com at $19.95.
MailJail 2.3 incorporates artificial intelligence and neural network technologies to filter unsolicited and irrelevant e-mail, and lowers Total Cost of Ownership for larger messaging environments. It ships with more than 600 artificial intelligence-based rules that were created after analyzing hundreds of thousands of unique strains of unsolicited e-mail messages.
MailJail's knowledge base combined with natural language processing Natural language processing
Computer analysis and generation of natural language text. The goal is to enable natural languages, such as English, French, or Japanese, to serve either as the medium through which users interact with computer systems such as and smart recognition technology enables the analysis of e-mail content -- not just headers -- to effectively protect users against junk mail.
Additionally, since each e-mail user's definition of "junk mail" differs, MailJail 2.3 uses a proprietary implementation of neural network technology called Teach By Example (TBE) so that users can "teach" MailJail their personal preferences.
Customers may also obtain a CD copy of MailJail 2.3 for $29.95 plus shipping, by placing orders off the Web at http://www.mailjail.com. MailJail 2.3 is available for purchase through October 1, 1998.
OMRON is committed to broad licensing of MailJail and other patented technologies. The company's licensing policy rests on four pillars of understanding: non-exclusivity, global availability, mass deployment, and low royalties.
About Microsoft Outlook 98
Microsoft Outlook 98 is Microsoft's premier messaging and collaboration client that combines the leading support for Internet standards-based messaging systems, including Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Servers line of server products and is widely used by enterprises using Microsoft infrastructure solutions. , with integrated calendar, contact, and task management features.
About OMRON Advanced Systems
OMRON Advanced Systems Inc. (OAS) is a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Kyoto, Japan-based $5.5 billion global leader in automation, OMRON Corporation. In 1989, OMRON established OAS in Silicon Valley to research, develop and market pioneering technologies and products blending fuzzy logic fuzzy logic, a multivalued (as opposed to binary) logic developed to deal with imprecise or vague data. Classical logic holds that everything can be expressed in binary terms: 0 or 1, black or white, yes or no; in terms of Boolean algebra, everything is in one set or , neural networks, genetic algorithms Genetic algorithms
Search procedures based on the mechanics of natural selection and genetics. Such procedures are known also as evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, genetic programming, and evolutionary computation. with social aspects of technology. Other products from OAS include FuzzyBean. -0-
Note to Editors: MailJail and FuzzyBean are registered trademarks of OMRON Corporation. Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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