Spam killer for personal use?
What are your criteria for this spam killer? Can it work as a plugin for out look? I read about one that actually connected to every person who used the software, and saw if there was an email everyone was deleting & marking as spam... Unless you check your email every second, this program will delete the email before you even see it. I forget the name of it, but someone around here might know, or google might turn it up.
Mark T A W .com
Pop3Proxy uses SpamAssassin as its spam engine, and lets you download e-mail from multiple POP3 servers (one port = one remote server). It requires setting up Perl, plus a couple of modules, and set up Pop3Proxy. So I was wondering if someone knew of an easier, and preferably free/open-source alternative.
POPFile, Bayesian filtering
I'm digging the SpamBayes addin for outlook:
I've been using Cloudmark's SpamNet since the beta and it works great for me.
K9 referred above is the easiest to setup and train.
+1 vote for Cloudmark Spamnet. It's very easy to install and catches almost all spam. There is a monthly fee, but it keeps me from getting distracted playing with anti-spam software.
>>With the former I'm currently running at about 97% efficiency in identifying spam.
SAproxy is a POP3-proxy with SpamAssassin embedded into it. The setup is dead simple, unlike full SpamAssassin, and doesn't require any access to the SMTP server. It does, however, require you to use POP3 (no Exchange or IMAP support).
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
I vote for the SpamBayes outlook add-in too. Works really well. Only ever let one spam through, and that was because it was all in French.
I am a windows person, but I must say I am impressed with my wife's Mac (OSX). Its email program does a bang-up job on knowing which mail is spam.
I know because around 3% of mail isn't identified as spam and has been manually changed by me so as to add to the spam pattern in future.
I access my mail from several different pc's(work, home, etc). I don't like software that deletes the mail from the mailserver because then I can't access that mail from the other pc's. I also don't like software that sets itself up as a mailserver (wrapped around the real mailserver). My pc's are all behind a firewall, and I wouldn't be able to access the 'mailserver' pc from other pc's.
... which is exactly what software like K9 do : it's running on your PC on a given port. Just reconfigure your e-mail client to connect to this local process, let it download and inspect e-mails, tag the suspicious ones, and let your e-mail client moves those into a SPAM folder, ready for you to double-check.
K9 is pretty good at identifying spam. I use K9's server check functionality from one of my pc's, but it doesn't quite do everything I need.
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