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    Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    I am fairly new to Vista. I have downloaded the Spamihilator program and installed it on my PC. It is a spam filtering application that runs in-between Windows Mail and the email account on the Internet. I haven't been able to get it to work. I'm getting an error message from Spamihilator about an entry that appears to be correct but I'm also getting a logon dialog box that appears to be initiated by Vista and maybe it is preventing Spamihilator from working.

    The puzzling dialog box is titled Windows Security. An image is shown in the attached file. I don't really know where it is coming from and I'm not sure which login information I'm expected to enter into it.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    It appears that the user name and password for your e-mail account is being requiested. BUT, I'd check with Spamhilator support first to see if this is normal.

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    Re: Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    I've tried my windows login and my email login and neither one helps! However, there is a Spamihilator error message being displayed at about the same time so maybe that is still the primary problem. The spamihilator Help document hasn't helped and I've posted several messages in the Spamihilator support forum but it is an "English Forum" section in a German forum and all the error messages and button labels, etc., are in German so it has been pretty difficult to make any progress there.

    Do you think you have ever seen that "Windows Security" dialog box before?

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    Re: Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    No, I've never seen it.

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    Re: Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    Do you know for a fact that "Spamihilator" is Vista-compatible. Looking on their website it simply says, "Windows 95 and higher", which would seem to indicate that it is compatible.... but???

    Personally, I do not use any 3rd-party anti-spam applications for either Windows Mail, which I only use for Newsgroups, or Outlook 2007. The inhouse "Junk Mail" filter has worked great for me so far. What I would recommend is that you uninstall Spamihilator and see if the logon issue goes away. If it does, then I would wait until you get some feedback from their support forum before installing it again.

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    Re: Puzzling Logon Dialogbox (Home Premium)

    The WindowsSecrets newsletter recommended Spamihilator as a good spam filter for Vista and one of the messagse I read on their forum mentioned that it is for Vista. It is a Bayesian filter and that is supposedly the best type.

    Actually, I finally got it going a couple of minutes ago. I installed it on a PC running WinXP and the Spamihilator installer recognized Outlook Express there and did the whole set up automatically. Then I could look at what it did to the Account properties for the primary account in OE and set up Win Mail in the same way. The problem was caused by the fact that Spamihilator does not recognize the Windows Mail program so you have to set it up manually and they didn't provide clear enough information for me to be able to do that.

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