Does anyone know of a good spam blocking program.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Davidand, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Davidand

    Davidand Guest

    Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone know
    of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on a
    monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.
     
    Davidand, Sep 28, 2003
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  2. Davidand

    Brian H¹© Guest

    Davidand said:

    > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone know
    > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on a
    > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.


    MailWasher highly recommended
    www.mailwasher.com

    as their site is under re-construction, you might like to get a copy from my
    software page.

    --
    www.absey-vine.co.uk/
    freeware, helpdesk, ad-aware mirror
     
    Brian H¹©, Sep 28, 2003
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  3. Davidand

    °Mike° Guest

    Here is a rule (that you can add to) by Ron Martell

    <quote>
    Here is my OE message rule.

    It has been 100% effective for the past 2 days:

    Where the message body contains 'This is the qmail program'
    or 'Undelivered message to'
    or 'I'm sorry to have to inform you that I wasn't able to deliver your
    message'
    or 'I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message'
    or 'Undeliverable mail to'
    or 'all known security vulnerabilities'
    or 'Undelivered mail to' or 'Undeliverable message to'
    or 'I'm sorry I wasn't able to deliver your message'
    or 'Undeliverable to'
    or 'I'm afraid the message returned below'
    or 'Undelivered to'
    or 'An e-mail delivered to you contained a virus'
    Delete it
    and Stop processing more rules

    Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
    <unquote>


    General advice on SPAM
    ---------------------------------

    How do spammers harvest email addresses
    http://www.private.org.il/harvest.html

    SPAM - Munging Your Email Address
    http://members.aol.com/emailfaq/mungfaq.html
    http://www.internet-tips.net/Email/SPAM_munging.htm

    How To Deal With Spam
    http://pobox.com/nospam.html

    Korean Spam Filter
    http://www.siue.edu/~jpogats/korea.html

    SPAM Tips and help
    http://spam.abuse.net/spam/userhelp/

    SpamCop
    http://spamcop.net/

    SpamCop FAQ Parsing and reporting spam
    http://spamcop.net/fom-serve/cache/16.html

    A Quick Guide to E-Mail Headers
    http://real.fissure.org/articles/headers.shtml

    Reading Email Headers
    http://www.stopspam.org/email/headers/headers.html

    Dealing With Junk Email
    http://www.jcrdesign.com/junkemaildeal.html

    The SPAM-L FAQ
    http://www.claws-and-paws.com/spam-l/index.html



    On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 01:17:33 GMT, in
    <NEqdb.126630$>
    Davidand scrawled:

    >Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone know
    >of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on a
    >monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.
    >


    --
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    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
     
    °Mike°, Sep 28, 2003
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  4. "Davidand" <> wrote in
    news:NEqdb.126630$:

    > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone
    > know of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge
    > me on a monthly basis for something I think they should have in place
    > anyway.



    Information abou fighting spam
    http://article.quantum.2ya.com/spam.htm

    Antispam applications

    Recommend K9
    http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com/antispam.htm


    Antivirus and spyware
    http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com/av.htm
    http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com/spyware.htm

    Use a firewall to help stop trojons sending data back etc
    http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com/firewall.htm

    Consider changing Email client with better filtering and doesn't
    use the Windows address book.

    Recommend Pegasus Mail
    http://www.pmail.com

    Other Email Clients
    http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com/emailsoft.htm

    Tips for fight spam
    http://article.quantum.2ya.com/spam.htm

    Our AntiSpam Policy
    http://article.quantum.2ya.com/spampolicy.htm

    If you are going to use an application that can bounce what ever they
    say please... please don't bounce bad or junk email...


    --
    ----------------------------------------
    Quantum Illusions: http://quantum.2ya.com
    Pegasus Mail Support Site: http://pegasus.quantum.2ya.com
    Freeware Site: http://freeware.quantum.2ya.com
    DATA Solutions: http://datasolutions.quantum.2ya.com

    If you truly want to contact me click the link
    http://quantum.2ya.com/email.htm
     
    Bebop & Rocksteady, Sep 28, 2003
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  5. Davidand

    trout Guest

    Brian H¹© wrote:

    > Davidand said:
    >
    >> Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does
    >> anyone know of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be
    >> happy to charge me on a monthly basis for something I think they
    >> should have in place anyway.

    >
    > MailWasher highly recommended
    > www.mailwasher.com
    >
    > as their site is under re-construction, you might like to get a copy
    > from my software page.


    (<http://www.mailwasher.net/ is functioning.)
    --
    "FYI."
     
    trout, Sep 28, 2003
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  6. Davidand

    Brian H¹© Guest

    trout said:

    > Brian H¹© wrote:
    >
    >> Davidand said:
    >>
    >>> Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does
    >>> anyone know of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be
    >>> happy to charge me on a monthly basis for something I think they
    >>> should have in place anyway.

    >>
    >> MailWasher highly recommended
    >> www.mailwasher.com
    >>
    >> as their site is under re-construction, you might like to get a copy
    >> from my software page.

    >
    > (<http://www.mailwasher.net/ is functioning.)


    ok thanks
     
    Brian H¹©, Sep 28, 2003
    #6
  7. Davidand

    Andreas Guest

    "Davidand" <> wrote in message
    news:NEqdb.126630$...
    > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone

    know
    > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on

    a
    > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.
    >



    Norton Internet Security 2004 has proven quite effective, both for spam and
    anti-virus.... You can get a free trial from www.symantec.com



    /ah/
     
    Andreas, Sep 28, 2003
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  8. Davidand

    alexandrew Guest

    Install goggle toolbar from download.com, the best I've ever seen.

    "Brian H¹©" <> wrote in message
    news:DLqdb.1473$...
    > Davidand said:
    >
    > > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone

    know
    > > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me

    on a
    > > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.

    >
    > MailWasher highly recommended
    > www.mailwasher.com
    >
    > as their site is under re-construction, you might like to get a copy from

    my
    > software page.
    >
    > --
    > www.absey-vine.co.uk/
    > freeware, helpdesk, ad-aware mirror
    >
    >
     
    alexandrew, Sep 28, 2003
    #8
  9. Davidand

    hugh jass Guest

    Norton may be effective, but unfortunately, this app will slow down
    everything you do. It doesn't allow efficiency. I recommend EZAntivirus -
    just picked this up and am very impressed with performance, ease of use and
    price.
    thanks to Mike and others for the suggestion. hj

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    "Andreas" <> wrote in message
    news:%Irdb.26297$...
    :
    : "Davidand" <> wrote in message
    : news:NEqdb.126630$...
    : > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone
    : know
    : > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me
    on
    : a
    : > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.
    : >
    :
    :
    : Norton Internet Security 2004 has proven quite effective, both for spam
    and
    : anti-virus.... You can get a free trial from www.symantec.com
    :
    :
    :
    : /ah/
    :
    :
     
    hugh jass, Sep 28, 2003
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  10. Davidand

    °Mike° Guest

    What?! The Google toolbar (which should be downloaded directly
    from Google) does *not* block spam, nor these virus 'bounces' (for
    want of a better word).

    I guess that you are getting confused with web page pop-ups,
    which the new Google toolbar does block, though it's not the best.


    On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 22:50:23 -0400, in
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    alexandrew scrawled:

    >Install goggle toolbar from download.com, the best I've ever seen.
    >
    >"Brian H¹©" <> wrote in message
    >news:DLqdb.1473$...
    >> Davidand said:
    >>
    >> > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone

    >know
    >> > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me

    >on a
    >> > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.

    >>
    >> MailWasher highly recommended
    >> www.mailwasher.com
    >>
    >> as their site is under re-construction, you might like to get a copy from

    >my
    >> software page.
    >>
    >> --
    >> www.absey-vine.co.uk/
    >> freeware, helpdesk, ad-aware mirror
    >>
    >>

    >


    --
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    °Mike°, Sep 28, 2003
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  11. Davidand

    Steve Knight Guest

    I had mailwasher and it is a good program.
    but spamcop www.spamcop.com is far easier to use and I don't see any spam or
    viruses anymore.

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    See http://www.knight-toolworks.com For prices and ordering instructions.
     
    Steve Knight, Sep 28, 2003
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  12. Davidand

    [ Doc Jeff ] Guest

    On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 01:17:33 GMT, "Davidand"
    <> wrote:

    >Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone know
    >of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on a
    >monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.


    See my sig block for an alternative. I've not seen even one single
    instance of this in my e-mail. NOT ONE! :)


    --
    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.
     
    [ Doc Jeff ], Sep 28, 2003
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  13. "Davidand" <> wrote in message
    news:NEqdb.126630$...
    > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does anyone

    know
    > of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy to charge me on

    a
    > monthly basis for something I think they should have in place anyway.


    My recommendation is to try free POPFile (http://popfile.sourceforge.net/)
    mail classification and anti-spam tool before wasting your money with
    commercial ones. Since I installed this tool I have got 764 mails, and
    POPFile has made classification errors only 20 times. So the classification
    accuracy is at the moment 97.38%, and I am very pleased of the results.


    Regards,

    Jarno
     
    Jarno Haapasaari, Sep 28, 2003
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  14. Davidand

    Andreas Guest

    "hugh jass" <> wrote in message
    news:wisdb.16526$...
    > Norton may be effective, but unfortunately, this app will slow down
    > everything you do.


    I would agree with you for NIS 2003, but I think NIS 2004 has improved well.


    /ah/
     
    Andreas, Sep 28, 2003
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  15. Davidand

    Jammer Guest

    Spam and MS Virus is to different things. Just make a rule that if the to
    line or cc line doesnot contain your name delete from server.
    Also here is a few links:
    http://www.mailwasher.com
    http://www.indefense.com <--------- See thsi
    http://www.cloudmark.com
    http://www.giantcompany.com/






    Davidand wrote:
    > Hi. I am getting mass amounts of this stupid MS Virus crap.Does
    > anyone know of a good anti-spam program. Since Bigpond would be happy
    > to charge me on a monthly basis for something I think they should
    > have in place anyway.
     
    Jammer, Sep 28, 2003
    #15
  16. Davidand

    Steve Knight Guest

    On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 03:13:25 GMT, Steve Knight <>
    wrote:

    >I had mailwasher and it is a good program.
    >but spamcop www.spamcop.com is far easier to use and I don't see any spam or
    >viruses anymore.


    oops www.spamcop.net

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    Custom made wooden planes at reasonable prices
    See http://www.knight-toolworks.com For prices and ordering instructions.
     
    Steve Knight, Sep 28, 2003
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