Best Spam Filter

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  1. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    In your opinion, what is the best spam filter and what is so good about it?

    I am currently trying out Spam Inspector :D

    Jimbob
     
  2. nadirah

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  3. Ronin

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    Spamihilator, Spambayes, k9, POPfile, Magic mail monitor, Frontgate MX, Spampal,
     
  4. Huwge

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    I've been considering a filter for a wjile. From what I've read Mailwasher Free is highly rocommended. My spam seems to have died off somewhat lately (maybe theyve takna Christmas break :p ) If it picks up in the New Year I will prob go for the Free version
     
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    The keyword is
    "bayesian filtering"
    Why? because it works for 98% spam easily (and its still in the early stages of development)!!!!!!!
    I think there were two early programs... (from some blog I forgot about)
     
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    If you one of those people still using outlook, take a look at Inboxer which has a very good success rate against spam. I am now using Barca with its built spam filter and it is also pretty effective.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I just use cableone internet and their spam filter is outstanding, I don't get any spam on the mail I recieve through their server at all. I don't even use a spam filter after seeing how well theirs worked.

    P.S.
    this is not a cableone commercial or endorsement, just my personal experience ;)
     
  8. Ronin

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    My earlier post consisted of programs with bayesian filtering. Some even use combo methods including open relay blacklists and standard pattern matching, Yahoo domainkeys, etc etc
     
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    @Ronin
    Just an addendum monsieur....
     
  10. Jimbob1989

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    What alternatives are there to outlook?

    Jimbob
     
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    Thunderbird and The Bat! come to mind.
     
  12. Jimbob1989

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    I have Thunderbird but I don't think i can use it on all my email accoutns.

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  13. Eldar

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    Spamihilator, K9, SpamPal are free spam filters and work really well. I've also registered Spam Blackout, Mailwasher Pro & SpamEater Pro & a lot of others :eek:, but that was before a Bayesian filter got built into Poco/Barca. When running at 99,40%, who needs another. :p
    The Bat, Becky, Pegasus, Foxmail.
    If you want a PIM with email only Bloomba (no longer available) and Barca can give you this.;)
     
  14. Smokey

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    IMO humble opinion it's Spampal (freeware).

    Here the homepage.

    Comparision chart here.


    Ciao,

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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    hmm... JB won't like this
    Edit: Can anyone gimme.......
    * A mail checker that has support for Yahoo/Hotmail/GMail and webmail
    ** That sits neatly in my tray
    ***Doesn't have a tacky interface
    So far, not much has been a complete solution..
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    What's all this??
     
  17. Eldar

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    PIM = Personal Information Manager, meaning an agenda, tasks, planner and so on ... like Outlook, including the email client. :)
    Make a task/appointment from an email received. Get organized.
    I've tried them all and this is a good FREE spam blocker. Enough choice I would think.
    Another good FREE spam blocker is PopFile.;)
     
  18. Eldar

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    I suggested another in this topic.;)
     
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