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#1 justjaeda

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:36 PM

I'm receiving an obscene amount of spam and am considering using a filtering provider such as http://www.spamstopshere.com. Has anyone ever used this service?

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:54 PM

Nope but there are some free spam filters available depending on your mail client. What mail client do you use?

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 08:56 PM

Also take a look at this post:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...owtopic=448&hl=

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 08:12 AM

There are two places to set up filters. First is your ISP, second is your Email client. A combination of the two should do the trick without adding another application to your hard drive.
As I remember, OE has a filter, and I know that Mozilla and Thunderbird have them.
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Posted 07 December 2004 - 08:04 PM

I've never been too fond of ISP filters. I had a bad issue a few months back when I found out they were filtering out some of my good emails.

I usually prefer doing it at a desktop level. I've had pretty decent luck with SpamBully http://www.spambully.com Fits into OE pretty well. It conflicted with McAfee when I first installed it but now everything is going smooth with it.

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 09:27 PM

Both Mozilla and Thunderbird Email clients have spam filtering, if you want to do filter at the desktop level, and training the l controls to recognise and handle SPAM or unwanted mail is fairly straightforward. Either programme is at least as good, if not better, than OExpress, and by using the spam filtres in the application, you do not need to install yet another program to do what a good Email client should do in the first place.
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