software to stop spam

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Chase™, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    i was using mcafee spam killer until the subscription ran out and they want me to pay $30.00 to update :eek: i believe that was the price, but anyways looking for free software that will do the job..what do u people recommend?
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I don't really use it but doesn't thunderbird have built in spam protection?

    -edit- I was right :D ... love when that happens. :p

     
  3. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Here is a free program still in Alpha stage based on a good *nix program spamassassin.
     
  5. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    What about MailWasher?
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    My first recommendation would be to use Thunderbird (free, open-source) or Outlook 2003 as your mail client. Both of them include built-in Bayesian spam filters that intelligently learn to classify mail as spam as you receive them.

    If you don't want to switch from your current mail client, take a look at POPfile. Again, this uses Bayesian classification, which has proven to be one of the best spam filtering techniques in existence today.
    http://popfile.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl
     
  7. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    mailwasher isnt free now i believe cuz like a year ago it said on their site download it quickly before it becomes shareware, dont remmber though
     
  8. Chase™

    Chase™ NTFS Noob

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    Well thanx to all of you for your reply's and at the moment i am using spam inspector if i don't like it i will try netryder's suggestion..
     
  9. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Mailwasher pro or their free version. I went from around 2,000 spams to 0-15 per day after using it.