OE e-mail spam blocker??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Wired, Oct 9, 2005.

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    Wired Guest

    Now, I use AVG, and Spy-Bot,

    What your recommendations regarding
    a powerfull e-mail spamblocker.
    Freeware of course. For OE, Pop3, XP.

    There are so many to choose from.
    I mean literally dozens. All I am
    looking for is freeware that will
    distiguish between good mail and
    bad mail. Mailers that I would love
    to kidnap and torture.

    Especially those 'gambling' fools. I
    have had up to 40 e-mails at one time.

    thanks in advance

    Wired, Oct 9, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    Why not change your email address, then stop giving it away so freely? I've
    been using mine for nearly two years, and get no more than 2 spam emails a
    week. If you protect your email address as well as you would your checking
    account, credit card, or social security numbers, you wouldn't HAVE that
    Toolman Tim, Oct 10, 2005
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    PC Guest

    1 Spam is a fact of life, for your own sanity don't worry about it.
    2 Once your email addy is in the hands of the spammers it will 'go on' so to
    3 Use (for example) 'Mail Washer Free' or use Thunderbird for an email
    client and train them to manage your spam.
    4 Change your email addy to something that's not a regular name or title
    (Spammers use programs to generate random names eg smith[email protected], [email protected],
    [email protected], [email protected], etc)

    PC, Oct 10, 2005
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    Mike Easter Guest

    SpamPal http://spampal.org/

    Good comparison table http://spampal.de/comparison-chart.html vs K9,
    POPFile, SpamAssassin, Spamihilator, SpamKiller, Cloundmark Desktop,
    MailWasher Free, MailWasher Pro, ISSB SPAMTrash
    Mike Easter, Oct 10, 2005
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    emma Guest

    emma, Oct 10, 2005
  6. I don't agree with you that "Spam is a fact of life".
    I have held some Yahoo email accounts for over 5 years [possibly
    longer] which have never received spam.

    Now receiving more email everyday I'm using a commercial email
    service. http://www.everyone.net/personal-email-addresses.html
    Which allows 5 email addresses which I can change or delete as I wish.

    In the first place do not let spammers get your email address. ;-)
    Eudora is also an excellent email client with spam protection,
    although I have disabled spam protection within Eudora because I don't
    need it. [Eudora calls it Junk Mail]

    But even so it is still after the email address has been spammed. ;-)
    That is very positive and a must do. Use a username [a-z] interspersed
    with numbers [0-9] and underscore [_] or hyphen [-] if allowed.

    Don't give that email address out on web sites & news groups.
    John Morrison, Oct 10, 2005
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