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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Rhynos, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. Rhynos

    Rhynos Thread Starter

    Jun 19, 2004
    I did think about posting this topic under the Web & Email section of the forum, but I've had a lot of help from you guys involved in the Security section, so I value your opinion.

    Recently, I have had a marked increase in the amount of spam email (I don't need another watch; I don't need any medications; I don't require an online degree in less than 2 weeks, and I don't want to see my next door neighbours daughter try out her new webcam!)

    I am running Win XP and using Outlook Express 6.

    Anyone recommend a good filter?

  2. holy_saiyan1


    Sep 12, 2003
    depends on how much you want to pay.

    most spam filters work on a Bayesian filtering system, meaning that the software "learns" what is spam and what is not spam by attributes of the e-mails. There'll be a time when you'l have to manually tell it what is spam and what's not, and there'll be false positives and false negatives, but they'll go down (quickly) after a few days of use.

    I haven't used these products personally, but here's a few reputable and good products (did research on them). http://spamassassin.apache.org/ Spam-Assassin

    just run a google search for "spam filter" for more

    Also, may I suggest switching to Mozilla Thunderbird? Fully configurable, easy to use, plus has a very good built-in Bayesian spam filter. http://www.mozilla.com/thunderbird/
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