Best Spam Blocker?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by CJ, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. CJ

    CJ Guest

    Hi,

    what is the best free spam blocker/filter to use with Outlook Express
    running under W98?

    Thanks in advance,


    CJ
     
    CJ, Jan 11, 2004
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    Sultan Guest

    CJ wrote in
    The best "free" option is to complain to your ISP and have them get a
    Spam filter in place. Sadly that may be an uphill battle.
    Mailwasher is your best bet, it removes the e-mail right from the server
    so your not wasting time downloading it first.
    Another product I love is called Ihatespam by sunbeltsoftware.com, it
    takes two or three weeks (depending on number of messages) to get it to
    catch 99% of the spam but after that you will wonder what you did without
    it. Alas it isn't free (19.95) but you can try it free for 30 days.

    Sultan
     
    Sultan, Jan 11, 2004
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    Mara Guest

    No spam filter is going to get them all, all the time - spammers will change
    things constantly to try to defeat them. That said, I would prefer
    http://www.spampal.org/

    if I used filters.

    "It's written by a nanaeite, James Farmer, who is as white-hat as they come. Not
    all companies and people offering filters or "anti-spam" software are. Some are
    spammers themselves."
     
    Mara, Jan 11, 2004
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  4. CJ

    Irony Alert Guest


    It is worth crossposting spam related questions to
    news.admin.net-abuse.email, which I have done for you in this instance.

    --


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    Roymond Karcrashski is just my sock

    Felony case "02-CR-0617 9/1/03: Oregon Department of
    Justice V. Raymond Ronald Karczewski, Defendant.

    "The defendant's name is NOT copyrighted."
     
    Irony Alert, Jan 11, 2004
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    Bob Alston Guest

    In my opinion it is Spam Bully
     
    Bob Alston, Jan 12, 2004
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  6. What is?

    What is it?
     
    Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr., Jan 12, 2004
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    Tom Miller Guest

    Thank you for the idea, I have just downloaded and installed Mailwasher.
    What I have seen so far, I like.
    Thanks,
     
    Tom Miller, Jan 12, 2004
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Tom Miller said:
    Don't use the bounce feature.
     
    Brian H¹©, Jan 12, 2004
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    Roger Bryant Guest

    Thusly spoke the voices in Bob Alston's <> head in
    <: In my opinion it is Spam Bully
    :
    : --
    : Bob Alston
    :
    : bobalston9 AT aol DOT com
    : :> :> > Hi,
    :> >
    :> > what is the best free spam blocker/filter to use with Outlook
    :> > Express running under W98?
    :> >
    :> > Thanks in advance,
    :>
    :>
    :> It is worth crossposting spam related questions to
    :> news.admin.net-abuse.email, which I have done for you in this
    :> instance.
    :>
    You can't go wrong with spampal.
    http://www.spampal.org/

    It has a bayesian plugin, and (most importantly), it's free.
     
    Roger Bryant, Jan 12, 2004
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    John Elsbury Guest

    I use a product called Mailwasher and I find it very satisfactory.
    I have added quite a few customised filters, not too hard to do; and
    I would rate it as 99% effective, with a very low "false positive"
    rate.
    Please remove "nospam" from mailto address
    when replying
     
    John Elsbury, Jan 12, 2004
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  11. CJ

    Johnny Guest

    Johnny, Jan 12, 2004
    #11
  12. I strongly recommend a Diamalloy SL-56 or a Stanley 84-121
     
    Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr., Jan 12, 2004
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    Sultan Guest

    Tom Miller wrote in
    You're very welcome. Just remember never to reply to or try to
    unsubscribe from any Spam message, doing so only lets them know your
    address is valid and compounds the problem.

    Sultan
     
    Sultan, Jan 13, 2004
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    Irony Alert Guest

    Speaking of Mailwasher, I use MWPro, but haven't figured out how to hide
    emails that are indicated as blacklisted. Does anyone know how to do this,
    because I prefer not to see them at all. Every one of my filters uses the
    "do not display" option, but I cannot find a way to "not display"
    blacklisted addresses.

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    The Usenet Irony Alert
    Serving alt.fan.art-bell since 2003
    Roymond Karcrashski is just my sock

    Felony case "02-CR-0617 9/1/03: Oregon Department of
    Justice V. Raymond Ronald Karczewski, Defendant.

    "The defendant's name is NOT copyrighted."
     
    Irony Alert, Jan 14, 2004
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