Re: what exactly is the point of spam filters?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by AntoineD, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. AntoineD

    AntoineD Guest

    thanks for the link. Very interesting and I will take some of the points on
    board (preview etc....)
    "Ionizer" <> wrote in message
    news:bdk2fk$tvu66$...
    > You're right- Mailwasher just adds an additional step, and I have wondered
    > about how accurate it is about bouncing spam to its true sender. When

    I've
    > used it in the past though, most of my bounces where apparently

    successful,
    > and I felt that I did see a reduction of spam as a result- but then again
    > I'm not precisely sure. It is handy for deleting from the server those

    huge
    > joke attachments from my sister-in-law, though.
    >
    > You're using Outlook Express, so you may find this spam filtering guide
    > helpful: http://www.blackviper.com/Articles/OS/Email/filter1.htm
    > These filters affect the mail as you download it from the server, of

    course,
    > and it does annoy me that the spam does get to my machine, even though it

    is
    > immediately deleted. When I asked the author of the above article about
    > filtering spam before downloading it, this was his reply:
    >
    > "I used third party tools to "look" at email before I downloaded it. It
    > seemed to me that it just increased the amount of time it took to sift
    > through everything."
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ian.
    >
    > "AntoineD" <> wrote in message
    > news:J6dLa.6824$...
    > > I am using mail washer and yes, it does filter the spam and I can choose

    > to
    > > delete it, create a blacklist and bounce the mail back (9 out of 10

    times
    > > the bounce will fail).
    > > So first I check mail washer then OE.
    > > Isn't it quicker to just check mail on OE as as usual and simply delete

    > the
    > > spam? Usually the header is a good clue if it is spam or not.
    > > A spam killer does not stop YOU from getting spam, it just makes you get

    > an
    > > extra software, you still have to check your mail, delete etc..... It

    does
    > > not automate anything really. It actually adds an extra step to getting

    > your
    > > mail.
    > > In the past I have used the spam killer from McAffee... same thing,

    > really.
    > > Will these programmes ever stop spam getting into your server to begin

    > with?
    > > So far I doubt it...
    > > or am I missing the point altogether? Enlightenment welcome.
    > > Regards
    > > Antoined
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    AntoineD, Jun 28, 2003
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