Request for SPAM FILTER suggestions

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fly, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    One could argue that a spam filter is not a firewall, but in practical terms (what is allowed on your computer from the outside, and what is not) it's close.

    I 've never used a spam filter before, but the time has come to install one.:mad:

    I have Windows XP Home Edition and use Outlook Express, version 6. I'll keep Outlook Express ! :)

    First, the spam filter has to be free or very cheap.

    My ISP does filter spam based on where it's sent from, but I receive spam with forged headers, suggesting that the emails come from within the ISP's domain.

    My ISP also scans the emails for viruses, and adds a spam score in header of the email. I'm not sure if there are any programs that can use that spam score, which would seem useful.

    Suggestions please ?
     
  2. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Mailwasher (liteware and payware versions available) is a good and easy to use spam filter.
     
  3. acr1965

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    +1 for mailwasher. best I have ever used.
     
  4. thanatos_theos

    thanatos_theos Registered Member

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    You might want to take a look at Spamihilator. Here's a review of it by Softpedia.

    This thread also has other free/commercial anti-spams.

    thanatos
     
  5. acr1965

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  6. newbino

    newbino Registered Member

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    I second this
     
  7. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    Or PopFile, also free :)
    As for Spamihilator, please do checkout the plug-ins too. :cool:
     
  8. AKAJohnDoe

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    It's been awhile since I used Outlook Express (I am currently using Outlook 2007), what I do is whitelist the good addresses and everything else goes to the SPAM (Junk Mail) folder.
     
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  10. Thiggy

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    Using G-Lock SpamCombat here. It offers six different type of filters that include: Complex Filters, White List, Black List, HTML Validator, Bayesian Filter and DNSBL Filter. It can handle secure email ports. You'll find it at G-Lock Software.
     
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