Top Tip: Help, Im drowning in spam!
Can anyone recommend a good spam filter? I am deluged in spam solicitations.Tips used for Top Tips come from the ExtremeTech forum and are written by our community.
"Can anyone recommend a good spam filter? I am deluged in spam solicitations."
"I just started using Spamihilator:
"I have used both SpamBuster and MailWasher. Both are freeware. Both come with databases of known spammer addresses. MailWasher will label incoming mail as "Original Blacklist" (the address is in the DB), "Blacklisted" (you added the address to the DB), "Possible Spam" (addresses suspected to be spam), "Normal Mail" (addresses that are not blacklisted or on the Friend list", "Friendly Mail" (addresses you have designated as white list). You can blacklist a particular address or an entire domain. You can white list a particular address or an entire domain. To white list or blacklist, you right click on the message and choose an action from the drop down menu. MailWasher also offers a "Bounce" option which will bounce the messasge back at the spammer. SpamBuster has four grades for incoming messages: Spam, Possible Spam, Friendly and Undefined (may not be the exact definitions but you get the idea). It has a built-in database of 40k+ known spammer addresses. You can add to it but the procedure is not as straight forward as MailWashers. SpamBuster has built in historical reports. As to which I would recommend, it depends on what you want. MailWasher is simple to use, SpamBuster gives you more options but is a little harder to use. For somebody who just wants to have spam blocked and thats it, I would recommend MailWasher. For somebody who besides stopping spam wants to keep statistics on the spam, I would recommend SpamBuster. IMO they are equally effective in blocking spam. " Got a better answer? Post it in