Best Anti-Spam App?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by SPeedY_B, May 12, 2003.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    What app is everyone using to kill spam?
    I used to use mail-washer when it was free, but now that it's not I wanted to know what everyone else is using...
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    I dont get any SPAM at all so cant say ive ever used one.

    MailWasher is the most popular still, despite not being free its still worth it is you have big spam problems.

    Checkout some of the products on:

    http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/soft13b.htm

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#spam

    http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Shareware/Windows/Internet/Email/Spam_Prevention/

    Sites that may help:

    http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/Abuse/Spam/Preventing/

    You could of course use the spam filters in your mail client, once setup well ive found the Outlook filters to work well. Alot of add ons to Outlook are around that i hear i good. Of couse if you dont use a MS mail client this does not help :)

    Outside of built in features to mail clients it all seems to be shareware now.
     
  3. Clean_Rich

    Clean_Rich Guest

    My "junk" email is my hotmail account that I use to fill out form on the Internet, ect. For that, I just use the filters that are available through the hotmail website. My email accounts I have through my ISP are generally spam free because I don't give them out to people I don't trust.
     
  4. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

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    I use McAfee Spam Killer. It's a stand alone app that can be used with most email applications. It has reduced my daily ration of spam from 35 SPD (spams per day) down to 2 SPD. It has an accuracy of about 85-95% and gets better when you add your own filters, which is very easy. Highly recommended.
     
  5. kohoutec

    kohoutec Guest

    I've been using popfile for the last few weeks, open source baysien filter type thing, after training it for about a week its now IDing about 98% of my spam, Im very happy with it indeed :)
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I use a spam account. Everyone knows that one. The other is mine mine mine.
     
  7. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    I'm confused, I use MailWasher (works great). I use the free version and it's still available for download at their site.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The free version is crippleware, and there's no harm in trying out the alternatives is there ;)

    Thanks for all the suggestions, they've all been noted :happy:
     
  9. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Been using it for a while, it is not crippleware.

    From their site:

     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Where does it say that?
    All I saw was this :
    :huh: