Re: spam filter recommnedations

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Kenneth, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 09:59:10 -0000, "Stream"
    <> wrote:

    >particulary look for a spam filter
    >
    >I have just UNinstalled AVG as i thought it was poor after using for
    > week after purchasing
    >
    >I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out there
    >as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE
    >
    >anybody of any regular xperience of working with spam
    >filters ..what would you recommend ?
    >
    >My main gripe with AVG was it was classifying ANY hotmail
    >addrss as spam and dumping it and as well as quite a lot other
    >wanted mail , yes you can adjust and whitelisting was time consuming
    >and reducing the filters agression simply let thru piles mro spam ..you
    >would have
    >thought to whitelist they would have had a Simple one button lcik or
    >omething
    >instead every time you had to fight your way thru menus ...it seems BASIC
    >stuff to be that user friendly nowadays but it wasnt
    >
    >Any wahat else should i try


    Howdy,

    We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a
    charm...

    http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html

    It is free, open source, and you (rather than the software)
    decides what you want to read.

    You can do that two different ways:

    You can put a pile of spam in a folder, and a pile of good
    messages in another and tell SpamBayes to assess those two
    folders.

    Or, you can just take each message as it comes in and tell
    the software whether you consider it "good" or "spam."

    Either way, the software very quickly "learns" the criteria
    you are applying.

    I've used it for years and have never had a "false
    positive", that is, never has it characterized as spam a
    message I wanted to keep.

    All the best,
    --
    Kenneth

    If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."
     
    Kenneth, Feb 19, 2009
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  2. Kenneth

    M.L. Guest


    >>I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out there
    >>as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE


    >We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a
    >charm...
    >
    >http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html
    >
    >It is free, open source, and you (rather than the software)
    >decides what you want to read.
    >
    >You can do that two different ways:
    >
    >You can put a pile of spam in a folder, and a pile of good
    >messages in another and tell SpamBayes to assess those two
    >folders.
    >
    >Or, you can just take each message as it comes in and tell
    >the software whether you consider it "good" or "spam."
    >
    >Either way, the software very quickly "learns" the criteria
    >you are applying.
    >
    >I've used it for years and have never had a "false
    >positive", that is, never has it characterized as spam a
    >message I wanted to keep.


    Spambayes does not work with Outlook Express.
     
    M.L., Feb 19, 2009
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  3. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 08:07:20 -0600, M.L.
    <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >>>I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out there
    >>>as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE

    >
    >>We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a
    >>charm...
    >>
    >>http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html
    >>
    >>It is free, open source, and you (rather than the software)
    >>decides what you want to read.
    >>
    >>You can do that two different ways:
    >>
    >>You can put a pile of spam in a folder, and a pile of good
    >>messages in another and tell SpamBayes to assess those two
    >>folders.
    >>
    >>Or, you can just take each message as it comes in and tell
    >>the software whether you consider it "good" or "spam."
    >>
    >>Either way, the software very quickly "learns" the criteria
    >>you are applying.
    >>
    >>I've used it for years and have never had a "false
    >>positive", that is, never has it characterized as spam a
    >>message I wanted to keep.

    >
    >Spambayes does not work with Outlook Express.


    Howdy,

    Yes, it does...

    It takes a moment to set up, but it will work just fine.

    You might want to check:

    http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/faq.html#does-spambayes-work-with-outlook-express

    All the best,
    --
    Kenneth

    If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."
     
    Kenneth, Feb 19, 2009
    #3
  4. Kenneth

    VanguardLH Guest

    M.L. wrote:

    >>> I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out
    >>> there as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE

    >>
    >> We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a charm...
    >> http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html It is free, open
    >> source, and you (rather than the software) decides what you want to
    >> read.

    >
    > Spambayes does not work with Outlook Express.


    Spambayes can be configured to run as a local proxy (rather than rely
    on an Outlook add-on). That means any POP e-mail client can access it.

    Note that SpamBayes relies only on a Bayes filter to identify spam. If
    you don't have much e-mail traffic or it comes in widely separated
    spurts, this guessing scheme won't work well as you don't have enough
    history of weighted words to use against later e-mails.
     
    VanguardLH, Feb 19, 2009
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  5. Kenneth

    M.L. Guest


    >>>>I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out there
    >>>>as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE

    >>
    >>>We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a
    >>>charm...
    >>>
    >>>http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html
    >>>
    >>>It is free, open source, and you (rather than the software)
    >>>decides what you want to read.


    >>Spambayes does not work with Outlook Express.


    >Yes, it does...
    >
    >It takes a moment to set up, but it will work just fine.
    >
    >You might want to check:
    >
    >http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/faq.html#does-spambayes-work-with-outlook-express


    I based my claim on their page at
    http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/windows.html

    <quote>
    General Information

    The Outlook addin is an application of the SpamBayes project. To our
    knowledge, the current version of the plug-in should work with Windows
    98 and above and Outlook 2000 or above. You may be able to get the
    plug-in to work with Windows 95 if you install the most recent version
    of Internet Explorer possible, but we are not certain about this. It
    does not work with Outlook Express
    </quote>

    The workaround in the FAQ seems a bit complicated compared to the ease
    of use with Outlook.
     
    M.L., Feb 19, 2009
    #5
  6. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:20:13 -0600, M.L.
    <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >>>>>I find the googlemail spam filter to be exellant , anyhting out there
    >>>>>as good as that but can be installed on puter to wrok with OE
    >>>
    >>>>We use SpamBayes on all our systems and it works like a
    >>>>charm...
    >>>>
    >>>>http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/download.html
    >>>>
    >>>>It is free, open source, and you (rather than the software)
    >>>>decides what you want to read.

    >
    >>>Spambayes does not work with Outlook Express.

    >
    >>Yes, it does...
    >>
    >>It takes a moment to set up, but it will work just fine.
    >>
    >>You might want to check:
    >>
    >>http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/faq.html#does-spambayes-work-with-outlook-express

    >
    >I based my claim on their page at
    >http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/windows.html
    >
    ><quote>
    >General Information
    >
    >The Outlook addin is an application of the SpamBayes project. To our
    >knowledge, the current version of the plug-in should work with Windows
    >98 and above and Outlook 2000 or above. You may be able to get the
    >plug-in to work with Windows 95 if you install the most recent version
    >of Internet Explorer possible, but we are not certain about this. It
    >does not work with Outlook Express
    ></quote>
    >
    >The workaround in the FAQ seems a bit complicated compared to the ease
    >of use with Outlook.


    Hi again,

    Yes, as I have said, using SpamBayes with Outlook is easier
    than using it with Outlook Express. But, it will work with
    either.

    Also, the last line of your quote (above) "It does not work
    with Outlook Express" refers not to SpamBayes itself, but to
    the Plug-In that is designed for specifically for Outlook.

    All the best,
    --
    Kenneth

    If you email... Please remove the "SPAMLESS."
     
    Kenneth, Feb 19, 2009
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