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#1 MaMister

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:42 PM

Hi,

I am using norton antivirus at my office. We tried Norton Internet Security Suite but the firewall feature makes our customize software crazy....

We wanted to use a good standalone antispam that can run with norton antivirus....

Any recommend?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:47 AM

I do not have any specific recommendations for you, but just wanted to add a comment.

Anti-spam software will probably block wanted emails. Especially in a business setting. I suppose you are writing emails to other businesses, and anyone who resonds and sends and email from another business runs the risk of being blocked.

If you are getting spammed a lot, you need to come up with a plan to stay one step ahead of the spammers. Be careful who you give you email addys out to. Change email addys that you might have on your web site from time to time. Do not use 'lame' obvious addresses such as INFO@YOUR BUSINESS.COM

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:51 AM

I was tired of spam software not working so I started using Message Rules in Outlook. It is like a firewall in respect that it takes a while to configure. Once it is setup you will be surprised how many spam mail you can intercept. Route the one you need to the appropriate folder and then delete the left overs in the "In Box" folder. All you need is quick scan to make sure you don't delete good mail.
It works for me, and i I start receiving new mail I can create a message rule and folder and everything is sorted and clean.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:46 AM

Thunderbird also has spam filters. You'll want to make sure that your spam mail gets put into a separate folder in case something legitimate is flagged as spam.

Many e-mail suppliers (servers?) might also have spam filters you can sign up for with the same option of being able to review the e-mail so you don't miss something important - a good thing too because the spam filters on one of my mail servers marked some posts from BC as possible spam!

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 01:15 PM

Mailwasher is great, but I don't know how well it will work in the office. It's easy to use, and you can make up your own rules for it - so that the SPAM is deleted from your server before it's been opened.
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