Spam filtering

  coolteentom 21:26 20 Jul 2003
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Hi

I get piles of spam email through Outlook.
Can anybody reccommend a decent program that you can just download of the net for free that keeps away most of it?

Thanks

Tom

  VoG II 21:33 20 Jul 2003

click here - brilliant!

  VoG II 21:34 20 Jul 2003

I was so impressed that I made a donation but basically it is free.

  coolteentom 21:39 20 Jul 2003

Thanks a lot for this link, I'll download it straight away!

  Giantsquid 21:44 20 Jul 2003

Have a look at this, it is used by many PCA users and it works,

click here

  DieSse 21:46 20 Jul 2003

I use a new shareware program, SpamBunker, which uses the "challenge/authentificate" method.

click here

All emails are intercepted - if the sender is on your allow list, they get through - if not a request to authenticate is automatically sent out. Only real people reply to authentification requests - Spam can't - result - I get no Spam - period - none.

  Giantsquid 21:46 20 Jul 2003

oops, sorry I left the link open too long, but as VOG say's it is well worth it.

  Giantsquid 21:49 20 Jul 2003

DieSse, You find it better than Mailwasher then ?

  DieSse 21:56 20 Jul 2003

It's automatc - you don't need to go and look at anything (which defeats the object to my mind).

But if you want to, you can have a look at the spam headers - you just don't need to.

  Giantsquid 21:58 20 Jul 2003

Thanks for that, Maiwasher does a good job for me, but I still get weird stuff from time to time.

  Andybear 19:31 21 Jul 2003

I'm all for Mailwasher - apart from the usual annoying spam, it stopped me downloading a Bugbear virus last week. There was an email and I didn't recognise the address. Under 'Status' it had the word 'virus'. I deleted it straight from the server. NAV picked it up but, after I ran a full virus scan, it reported that none of the files were infected.

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