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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 29, 2003 - The Federal Trade Commission today extended its contract to use a customized version of Mailshell's anti-spam software in spam-related investigations. Mailshell is a leading provider of anti-spam software and creator of the SpamCatcher Engine, the easiest and most accurate solution to spam.

The relationship between the FTC and Mailshell was launched in April of 2002 and today's extension of the agreement marks the successful completion of the initial term of the contract and the initiation of its second year. Due to the confidential nature of the FTC's spam-related criminal investigations, the agreement prohibits Mailshell from disclosing specific terms or implementation details.

"Mailshell is honored to be part of the FTC's efforts to fight spam," said Tonny Yu, president and founder of Mailshell. "We believe that by combining advancements in technology, regulation, law enforcement and user behavior we can dramatically reduce the spam problem."

About Mailshell
Mailshell is the creator of the SpamCatcher Engine, the easiest solution to spam. The company's products include anti-spam software developers' tools and a suite of enterprise and personal anti-spam products. Mailshell's OEM customers serve thousands of companies worldwide. Mailshell SpamCatcher recently earned an "Editor's Choice" award in PC Magazine's review of spam filters, and has been dubbed "priceless" by Forbes magazine, "excellent" by the Associated Press and "easy to use" by CNET. For more information visit

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