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Doug Fox
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      03-07-2004
I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.

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Doug


 
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Gladys Pump
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      03-07-2004
On Sun, 07 Mar 2004 03:56:24 GMT, "Doug Fox" <(E-Mail Removed)>, whilst
in the alt.computer.security newsfroup, articulated the following sentiments
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>I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
>preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.


You don't say what OS you're using. If it's Windows, you could give
MailWasher a try. It's an 'inbox inspector' that allows you to view what's
in your pop3 mailbox before downloading the entire content. Very good.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

If you're using Linux, then IMHO, SpamAssassin is the best way to combat
spam that I've seen.

http://au2.spamassassin.org/index.html

The mail server I use has SpamAssassin built in, and is superb.

http://www.kerio.com/kms_home.html

Regs, Pete.


 
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[ Doc Jeff ]
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      03-07-2004
"Doug Fox" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.


http://www.grisoft.com AVG free. Very good, small, fast, did I mention
free?

Now then... maybe you could take a look at the link in my sig block down at
the bottom?



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Alan Connor
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      03-07-2004
On 7 Mar 2004 06:57:05 GMT, [ Doc Jeff ] <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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> "Doug Fox" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:I3x2c.117881$(E-Mail Removed). cable.rogers.com:
>
>> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
>> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.

>
> http://www.grisoft.com AVG free. Very good, small, fast, did I mention
> free?
>
> Now then... maybe you could take a look at the link in my sig block down at
> the bottom?
>
>
>
> Doc
>
> irc2.peacefulhaven.net would like more users, please.
>
> --
> http://www.cotse.net - Use it, you know you want to.
> If you're too scared to go look for yourself, ask me
> about COTSE. I'd be happy to tell you about it.



Okay. Tell us about it.


AC

 
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Juergen Nieveler
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      03-07-2004
"Doug Fox" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.


K9 - www.keir.net
SpamPal - www.spampal.org


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Toby A Inkster
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      03-07-2004
Doug Fox wrote:

> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
> preferrably free.


SpamAssassin - http://www.spamassassin.org/

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Frode
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      03-07-2004
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Juergen Nieveler wrote:
>> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
>> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.

>K9 - www.keir.net
>SpamPal - www.spampal.org


Seconded. I use this very combination and K9 alone has a 99.3% efficiency
since august (last I reset statistics). Coupled with SpamPal the efficiency
is about 100%.

I've set a rule in my mail client to delete all mails that have been
categorized as spam by both programs, while moving those that only one of
them have pegged into a spam folder for later checking. I get maybe 2-5 in
the spam folder a day, and dozens a day deleted instantly, and never any in
my actual inbox.


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*Vanguard*
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      03-07-2004
"Alan Connor" said in
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> On 7 Mar 2004 06:57:05 GMT, [ Doc Jeff ] <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>> "Doug Fox" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
>> news:I3x2c.117881$(E-Mail Removed). cable.rogers.com:
>>
>>> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
>>> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.

>>
>> http://www.grisoft.com AVG free. Very good, small, fast, did I
>> mention free?
>>
>> Now then... maybe you could take a look at the link in my sig block
>> down at the bottom?


> Okay. Tell us about it.


Yeah, I'd like to see Doc explain how anti-virus software qualifies as
anti-spam software.

 
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      03-07-2004
Alan Connor <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>>> I am looking for a reliable anti-spam software program for home use,
>>> preferrably free. Any recommedations are greatly thankful.

>>
>> http://www.grisoft.com AVG free. Very good, small, fast, did I
>> mention free?
>>
>> Now then... maybe you could take a look at the link in my sig block
>> down at the bottom?



> Okay. Tell us about it.


COTSE has absolutely the BEST e-mail filters on the planet. You really
can't get more control over your e-mail anywhere else. In the year+ I've
had my account there, I have yet to receive even one piece of spam other
than those I've manually injected to train one of the filters.

Btw, I should explain something... when people ask for anti-spam tools, I
start by pointing towards anti-virus because, oftentimes, anti-spam tools
go best with anti-virus tools. After all, don't most viruses/trojans arrive
through e-mail, just like spam?



Doc

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[ Doc Jeff ]
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      03-07-2004
"*Vanguard*" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Yeah, I'd like to see Doc explain how anti-virus software qualifies as
> anti-spam software.


Please see my reply to the OP



Doc

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