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NTT DoCoMo to begin new anti-spam measure.

TOKYO, Nov. 5 Kyodo

NTT DoCoMo Inc. said Wednesday users of its ''i-mode'' Internet-accessible mobile phone services will be able to automatically reject e-mails from any i-mode handset that sends 200 or more e-mails per day.

The anti-spam measure, to be offered by NTT DoCoMo and its eight regional subsidiaries, will begin next Jan. 8, Japan's biggest cell phone operator said.

On Oct. 20, NTT DoCoMO established a limit of 1,000 e-mails per i-mode handset to help combat spamming.

But as spammers have continued to abuse the system by restricting their daily quota of e-mails to the limit, NTT DoCoMo decided to launch the new e-mail blocking feature.

The new anti-spam feature will be turned on as the default setting for i-mode handsets, NTT DoCoMo said. Users can turn off the feature at the ''iMenu'' official i-mode portal site and there will be no packet transmission charge for changing the setting.

As of Oct. 28, NTT DoCoMo had suspended 1,875 contracts held by spammers.
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