Anti Spam

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Sjoeii, Dec 11, 2009.

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  1. Sjoeii

    Sjoeii Registered Member

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    How important is Anti Spam?
    What do you think?
     
  2. risl

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    Most ISPs filter spam, not important.
     
  3. vijayind

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    Depends on your mail provider ( their filtering and inbox size ). Regardless there are also quality free AS tools available. ( SPAMfighter, MailWasher, SpamTerrier and many more )

    So when picking a suite, AS is probably not high on the agenda for people who know how to use Google and/or Softpedia.
     
  4. Logos

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    yeah, as said most ISPs and web based email providers, as well as email clients already use efficient spam filters. But if you really wanted to make that extreme, I would suggest (not really recommend, it's not a tool for everyone) Spamihilator: http://www.spamihilator.com/
     
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    In a security suite? It's not important at all, since I don't use an email client.
     
  6. lodore

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    MY isp has a very good spam filtering so not very important plus i use webmail.
     
  7. TonyW

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    True, but some are more effective than others. It depends on what they use to do the filtering.
     
  8. Narxis

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    For me it's very important.
     
  9. Chubb

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    I am lucky, I seldom don't get spams, so I don't need this function.
     
  10. EliteKiller

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    Since you're fishing for opinions I'll share mine. I use gmail webmail via IMAP and they have a very effective spam filter. As a result I have no need for anti-spam in an internet security suite. If you receive a lot of spam that is not filtered before it hits your email client then you may need a anti-spam capabilities. Otherwise switch to Thunderbird which has an integrated junk filter.
     
  11. Osaban

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    Gmail here too. One of the best spam filters IMO, attachments are scanned for malware and executables are not allowed; highly recommended.
     
  12. Logos

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    you might consider excluding the spam folder in Gmail from IMAP (can be done easily from the web interface, when advanced IMAP settings
    are enabled, using a "lab" feature. If you don't want to do that, at least set the spam folder to download just headers in the client.
     
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