K9 Anti-Spam.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Badcompany, Sep 9, 2006.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Hello Forum,
    I'm looking for a Anti-Spam program, I have heard that this is a excellent program, is this correct.what are your comments on this program.
    Badcompany.
     
  2. TonyW

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    I used to use K9, and found it to be very good after some inital training. I got around 98% on average overall accuracy with their spam filtering, sometimes 99%.
     
  3. Badcompany

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    Have you changed to another A/S program.
     
  4. Eldar

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    K9 learns really quick to seperate good from bad mail.
    This is because of its excellent Bayesian filter, although you can use whitelists and blacklists as well. If I do recall, you could also address spamhaus or another to automatically flag bad mail. :thumb:

    When I used it, I had about 98% in about a week.
    Also tried many others like Spamihilator (with plugins), Spampal, PopFile.
    All those are free, so it's up to you to find the one which works for you. :D

    Before you ask why I changed, I now have a bayesian filter integrated into my email client,
    so no need to use a separate spam filter. :)
     
  5. starfish_001

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    An excellent prog that I still use - always come back to it
     
  6. Longboard

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    This is a very good utility.
    RK is a renowned coder.


    K9 is still a great tool and the forums at http://keir.net/bb/ are still active.

    RK is now more involved with Foundstone and I'm not sure how much time has been spent on K9 recently.
     
  7. Tommy

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    Be aware that K9 is not working with webbased email acounts like Hotmail,AOL and IMAP. It only works with standard POP3 Email accounts.
     
  8. Mascot

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    I've been using K9 for years now. It alone had a 99.8% accuracy the past year, "just" 99% the last month though due to an influx of as of yet unlearned types.

    I haven't seen a new version for years, but there's nothing wrong with the current one. I combine it with spampal. If both marks a mail as spam, it goes straight to trash. If just one of them does, it goes to a spam folder for later verification. Generally I get maybe a handful of mails to the spam folder per week, the rest goes straight to trash.
     
  9. Badcompany

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    Hello To All,
    Thank you for your views, much appreciated.I now have K9 installed.
    Badcompany. :thumb:
     
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