America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo today announced plans to work together and with other companies to help fight spam, or unsolicited commercial e-mail. “The group will initiate an open dialogue that will include organizations across this industry to drive technical standards and industry guidelines that can be adopted regardless of platform… Together, these companies will focus on solutions that will significantly reduce the ability of spammers to use AOL’s, Microsoft’s and Yahoo’s e-mail services to send spam. In addition, the group will encourage the adoption of these best practices by others in the industry.”