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Alternative to SpamAssassin

I've been using Postal Inspector from Giant Company ( It's inexpensive, and has a "Is Spam" button, which allows them to take a spam email, analyze it, and create an update for their engine to detect new spam styles.

Well worth the price of admission.

Tim Sullivan
Tuesday, July 30, 2002


Have you heard of SpamNet?

It is sort of a distributed blacklisting method of dealing with spam.

It is still in beta, but I have had almost 100% success with it so far.  And so far, it's free.

Tim Lara
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

SpamNet looks great but it only works with Outlook.  Does anybody know something as good that works with Outlook Express?

Joe Blandy
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

I don't know of anything right now, but Cloudmark does claim that they are working on an Outlook Express version.  Of course, it doesn't say when it will be available...

Tim Lara
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Joe -

The aforementioned Postal Inspector works in OE.

Tim Sullivan
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

"Spamnet" is a Windows plugin version of the Razor spamtrapping system.  SpamAssassin includes Razor checking, so if Spamnet would have caught it, SA will too!


Friday, August 2, 2002

Hi folks --

It *is* important to keep SA up to date, as this is an arms race, no two ways
about it.  It's quite clear looking at the hit frequencies that spammers are
trying to work out ways around it. We're due a new release pretty soon. ;)

But in the meantime, turning on DNSBL and Razor lookups is a great help;
spammers may try to avoid body-text patterns, but with several other
systems for them to contend with, they can't ever generate a "perfect

PS: Joel, thx for JoelOnSoftware.  It's been a great resource since it started...

Justin Mason
Friday, August 2, 2002

Is there any log files that show what SA has deleted/not sent thru?

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

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