Anti-spam software

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by mcp6453, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. mcp6453

    mcp6453 Guest

    I've used SpamNet for a while and have recently switched to EZ-Trust's
    program. SpamNet was the free one, so it only caught every second or
    third spam message, if it wasn't raining. Unfortunately, EZ-Trust's
    program is not very smart, or either I have not figure out how to
    configure it. I have multiple email accounts, and one INCOMING account
    needs to be whitelisted, and the only whitelisting I can find is on the
    sender.

    Anyway, I just downloaded and installed the successor to SpamNet,
    CloudMark's Safety Bar. It will be interesting to see who well it works.
    Even if it is wonderful, it is $40 per year. What alternatives are
    available for either a one-time license or for less money? Does
    Cloudmark maintain a database that is updated periodically by its
    program, like AV software does with virus definitions? If so, maybe it
    is worth a subscription.
     
    mcp6453, Dec 14, 2004
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  2. mcp6453

    Jerry G. Guest

    Does your service provider not have a Spam filtering system built in to
    their mail server? All our email is filtered by our service provider as
    part of their service. They allow access for the users to adjust it to their
    preferences, such as the strength of the filtering, and to set up allow and
    not-allow lists.

    As for one type of Spam protection, use a Hotmail or the equivalent remote
    mail service for news groups, and anywhere you do not feel comfortable about
    giving out an email address.

    If your provider allows for setting up alias addresses, as most do these
    days, you can set up an alias address to use for the news groups. Once it
    starts to get too much Spam for your liking, you can cancel it, and make a
    new one.

    --

    Jerry G.
    =====

    "mcp6453" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    I've used SpamNet for a while and have recently switched to EZ-Trust's
    program. SpamNet was the free one, so it only caught every second or
    third spam message, if it wasn't raining. Unfortunately, EZ-Trust's
    program is not very smart, or either I have not figure out how to
    configure it. I have multiple email accounts, and one INCOMING account
    needs to be whitelisted, and the only whitelisting I can find is on the
    sender.

    Anyway, I just downloaded and installed the successor to SpamNet,
    CloudMark's Safety Bar. It will be interesting to see who well it works.
    Even if it is wonderful, it is $40 per year. What alternatives are
    available for either a one-time license or for less money? Does
    Cloudmark maintain a database that is updated periodically by its
    program, like AV software does with virus definitions? If so, maybe it
    is worth a subscription.
     
    Jerry G., Dec 15, 2004
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  3. mcp6453

    The One Guest


    > Does your service provider not have a Spam filtering system built in to
    > their mail server?


    No not all do esp some of the older ISP's.

    All our email is filtered by our service provider as
    > part of their service. They allow access for the users to adjust it to
    > their
    > preferences, such as the strength of the filtering, and to set up allow
    > and
    > not-allow lists.
    >
    > As for one type of Spam protection, use a Hotmail


    Hotmail is particularly bad for spam!

    > If your provider allows for setting up alias addresses, as most do these
    > days, you can set up an alias address to use for the news groups. Once it
    > starts to get too much Spam for your liking, you can cancel it, and make a
    > new one.


    You wont get email spam from Newsgroups.

    > Jerry G. knows sod all........................ like me
    > =====
     
    The One, Dec 16, 2004
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  4. mcp6453

    Guest

    mcp6453 wrote:
    > I've used SpamNet for a while and have recently switched to

    EZ-Trust's
    > program. SpamNet was the free one, so it only caught every second or
    > third spam message, if it wasn't raining. Unfortunately, EZ-Trust's
    > program is not very smart, or either I have not figure out how to
    > configure it. I have multiple email accounts, and one INCOMING

    account
    > needs to be whitelisted, and the only whitelisting I can find is on

    the
    > sender.
    >
    > Anyway, I just downloaded and installed the successor to SpamNet,
    > CloudMark's Safety Bar. It will be interesting to see who well it

    works.
    > Even if it is wonderful, it is $40 per year. What alternatives are
    > available for either a one-time license or for less money? Does
    > Cloudmark maintain a database that is updated periodically by its
    > program, like AV software does with virus definitions? If so, maybe

    it
    > is worth a subscription.


    I keep getting spam at hotmail but i gets thru the filter its for
    mortgages and my email fills up so fast like 100's a mintue my comp is
    slow now but the addresses change its usually from these people, look
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    , Dec 16, 2004
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