Best Spam / Phishing Filter

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by blah, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. blah

    blah Guest

    Hello people aim in charge of looking after a small network of people all
    using oe6 ....... and complaining of spam and letters from banks . Could
    anyone recommend a client side solution to my problem??? Something that
    plugs into oe6? to filter this crap
    blah, Dec 18, 2006
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  2. blah

    MC Guest

    blah wrote:
    > Hello people aim in charge of looking after a small network of people all
    > using oe6 ....... and complaining of spam and letters from banks . Could
    > anyone recommend a client side solution to my problem??? Something that
    > plugs into oe6? to filter this crap


    If they are all getting their mail from one place in your network, (I
    suspect an Exchange server in that case), then that would be the best
    place to filter all this stuff (in that case I recommend using
    spamassassin, that will tag spam and phishing alike, combined with the
    Exchange sink available -- all free/open source).
    If the server is *nix based then it should even be easier to install
    spamassassin.

    If the people are all using individual accounts from their workstations
    then you might want to have a look at the many filters available. I
    personally have not messed with client filters for OE so I don't know
    which of the ones available is best; I tend to stick with server-side
    filtering at all times as it's just MUCH easier to administer and
    control. I'd even be tempted to make a gateway for them to use (gateway
    gets mail from Internet, clients get mail from gateway) in the case of
    all separate accounts, and filter on the gateway in a central location.

    For client filters, Google brings up some immediate hits (most if not
    all free), among others spambully, spambutcher, spamfighter, spam filter
    express....

    HTH
    MC, Dec 19, 2006
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  3. blah

    Rick Merrill Guest

    blah wrote:
    > Hello people aim in charge of looking after a small network of people all
    > using oe6 ....... and complaining of spam and letters from banks . Could
    > anyone recommend a client side solution to my problem??? Something that
    > plugs into oe6? to filter this crap
    >
    >


    Banks don't send letters. Phishers send fake email that Looks like it is
    from a bank.

    Upgrade all users to IE7 as soon as possible. NOW@!
    Rick Merrill, Dec 20, 2006
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  4. Rick Merrill wrote:

    > blah wrote:
    >> Hello people aim in charge of looking after a small network of people all
    >> using oe6 ....... and complaining of spam and letters from banks . Could
    >> anyone recommend a client side solution to my problem??? Something that
    >> plugs into oe6? to filter this crap
    >>

    >
    > Banks don't send letters. Phishers send fake email that Looks like it is
    > from a bank.


    None of these look like they're from a bank. However, most non-faked eMails
    from a bank look like phishing attempts.

    > Upgrade all users to IE7 as soon as possible. NOW@!


    Why? It doesn't matter with what caliber you get shot.
    Sebastian Gottschalk, Dec 20, 2006
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  5. blah

    MC Guest

    Rick Merrill wrote:
    > Upgrade all users to IE7 as soon as possible. NOW@!

    This won't stop the spamming/phishing mails :p
    (also not very user friendly to teel the users to use something they
    aren't used to.. if you are going to do -that- I'd say move away from OE
    entirely, anyway, and use something that has built-in filtering. Might
    be a good idea anyway! OE is only something I'd use myself if anything
    else is prohibited by company policy OR if the users are sooooo used to
    it the whining about changed features (they don't read help files) would
    drive me nuts ;) )
    MC, Dec 21, 2006
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  6. blah

    Rick Merrill Guest

    MC wrote:
    > Rick Merrill wrote:
    >> Upgrade all users to IE7 as soon as possible. NOW@!

    > This won't stop the spamming/phishing mails :p
    > (also not very user friendly to teel the users to use something they
    > aren't used to.. if you are going to do -that- I'd say move away from OE
    > entirely, anyway, and use something that has built-in filtering. Might
    > be a good idea anyway! OE is only something I'd use myself if anything
    > else is prohibited by company policy OR if the users are sooooo used to
    > it the whining about changed features (they don't read help files) would
    > drive me nuts ;) )
    >



    I like Seamonkey, but some people need to change gradually.
    Rick Merrill, Dec 22, 2006
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  7. blah

    Colin B. Guest

    blah <0m.4u> wrote:
    > Hello people aim in charge of looking after a small network of people all
    > using oe6 ....... and complaining of spam and letters from banks . Could
    > anyone recommend a client side solution to my problem??? Something that
    > plugs into oe6? to filter this crap


    The best solution is a good travel budget and a box of bullets. Once 50
    or 100 spammers show up murdered in an identical manner, the profits might
    not seem so promising.

    Otherwise, it's just a race condition.
    Colin B., Dec 22, 2006
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  8. blah

    MC Guest

    Colin B. wrote:
    > The best solution is a good travel budget and a box of bullets. Once 50
    > or 100 spammers show up murdered in an identical manner, the profits might
    > not seem so promising.
    >
    > Otherwise, it's just a race condition.


    This is why I do spam-filtering in a central location if at all
    possible. Spammers get ahead, update one thing on one system and all the
    clients using it will be up to speed with the new condition.
    MC, Dec 22, 2006
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