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I need a good spam filter for Thunderbird


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#1 abacas

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

Windows 7, 64

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I am having a horrific time with spam coming through Thunderbird. I have tried Thunderbirds filters without any luck. I see there are a number of highly rated spam filters eg: Spamfighter, Cloudmark, Mailwasher to name a few. I'll bet there is also freeware spam filters.

 

Can anyone suggest one they know works well? Free or buy I don't care.

Thanks

 



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:42 PM

I paid for a Mailwasher lifetime license back in the day. Which I later learned was no longer 'lifetime'. When they went to an annual subscription I quit paying and went with Mailwasher free. All I lost were a few bells and whistles. I'm sure there are other things the 'Free Version' that may be missing compared to paid, but I didn't miss them.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

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#3 Man_1n_Black

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:09 PM

I always use spamassassin in thunderbird's junk settings, i notice you didnt mention it,  i find it very effective . . .


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:14 PM

Me too... I use and rate Spamassasin. :thumbup2:



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

I paid for a Mailwasher lifetime license back in the day. Which I later learned was no longer 'lifetime'. When they went to an annual subscription I quit paying and went with Mailwasher free. All I lost were a few bells and whistles. I'm sure there are other things the 'Free Version' that may be missing compared to paid, but I didn't miss them.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

Thanks Animal, I'll look into that one a little closer



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for your reply Man And TsVk.

I also use spamassassin and all was good for a long time but for some reason not any more. I checked my settings and it is still on... go figure.

 

 

I always use spamassassin in thunderbird's junk settings, i notice you didnt mention it,  i find it very effective . . .

 

 

Me too... I use and rate Spamassasin. :thumbup2:



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:52 PM

You could reset the training data, that should fix it.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:03 PM

You could reset the training data, that should fix it.

Yea that might be better to do than run out and buy something. I spent so much time in the first place doing that I got really pissed when it stopped working properly.

Thanks again



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

Let us know how you get on mate

 

Cheers from sunny australia


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

Let us know how you get on mate

 

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