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AOL is kicking butt in a bid to clamp down on spam.

Writing to some 27m of its customers in the US the Internet giant explained the steps it was taking to stamp out unsolicited commercial email.

It reported that its proprietary anti-spam filtering technology is blocking up to 780m pieces of junk mail a day - an average of 22 blocked spams per account per day.

And it warned spammers it would not rest in its fight to stamp out spam.

Said Jon Miller, Chairman & CEO of AOL: "I am as fed up with it [spam] as all of our members are.

"As a member, and as a parent, I too have become outraged by the tide of spam that's drowning the legitimate email I want to get.

"We've declared spam to be public enemy number one on our service. To that end, AOL is rededicating itself on a number of fronts to reducing the number of spam e-mails our members get, and to finding more aggressive and innovative ways to stop spammers in their tracks," he said.

Last year AOL has won $7m in damages after it claimed its punters had been bombarded with porn spam.

The giant Internet company used the court ruling to warn spammers that it will use the full force of the law to hit at anyone who targets its punters with unsolicited email. ®

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