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    SPAM (Not the meat...)

    Have had enough of SPAM. Am now willing to pay if i have to to fight the stuff but am unwilling to loose our current mail address.

    Searched on the net and gone through many back pages of this forum; am now even more confused now about the software product we need!

    Can you please recomend the best product for SPAM control?

    Is there a website that compares various SPAM software products (like http://www.adslguide.org.uk/ does for broadband in the UK?)

    Am on MS Outlook Express v6 and patched. XP home with ADSL connection through ZAP <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    David--
    You can try Spam Inspector free here. Here is a discussion of spam filters here with hyperlinks.. Also ck. out Spam Assasin a server-side filter, and Cloud Mark's Spam Net a client side filter. But none of these is perfect.

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    G'day SMBP, Thanks for your time m8.

    Spamassasin is for outlook 2002 & 2000 only.

    The article was a very interesting read but was posted October 3, 2002; has anyone come up with the software that uses his "whitehole" idea, as i would hate to lose the ezines etc (like woody's office watch) that i subscribe to & he refers to? It also reads like he is knocking all the "spamware" out there?

    Spam inspector reads like it is a server that my mail would have to go through, rather than "plug-in" software for my outlook express pgm to filter at my end?

    Spam Net... wow are they for real? gunna crack the genetic DNA code of spam indeed! They need new marketing people... at the risk of sounding even more ignorant; where do i do to learn more about p2p that they refer to? (forum here?)

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    David,
    Check out I Hate Spam. Works OK. Works with OE. Also, if you are a little more adventerous you can check out Popfile. It is a free product under development that holds good promise. Uses a different way of determining what is spam than just lists of addresses or domains.

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    ta muchly.
    Popfile sounds like just the ticket.? A toss up between that and spam inspector?

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    David,
    I discovered Popfile after purachasing I Hate Spam. IHS is doing OK for me so playing with Popfile has not been a high priority. I always like a free product if it will do the job.

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    > Spamassasin is for outlook 2002 & 2000 only

    Actually, SpamAssassin started out as a UNIX product and was ported to Outlook by Deersoft as SpamAssassin Pro. McAfee bought Deersoft and plans to integrate its technology into SpamKiller.

    The SpamAssassin "rule base" itself remains open source and free to implement on Windows by anyone, but I'm not sure anyone else has. Too bad; I'm using SpamAssassin Pro and get about 91% detection with few false positives. I'm disappointed that there won't be further development on it.

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Hi, you have likely solved the problem by now, but since no one mentioned Mail Washer, thought I's throw it in the mix, it is a great program and free. I use it on 2 machines, one with 98SE the other XP, both work brilliantly.
    http://www.mailwasher.net

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    Ta for that.
    Am currently trialing/training PopFile and it is working very well so far.
    Are thier any advantages to using mailwasher?

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    Re: SPAM (Not the meat...)

    Hi, David ~

    I am not that familiar with PopFile, but you may want to compare Loungers' experience with it in this thread and this thread to compare features and the like. As Cyberdance indicated, it works brilliantly once you've had the chance to work with it. Mailwasher usually receives the highest of accolades from PC World and PC Magazine if either hold any influence for you.

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