I recently signed up for an account with clearmymail.com.
It copes very well indeed with the wading through the masses of spam that
one of my very old addresses receives.
Spam detection is now a necessary
component of your online security and privacy protection. With email communication
quickly becoming filled with more spam than legitimate communication, you
cannot afford not to protect your mailbox with the SPAM DESTROYER. If you
are tired of the frustration of receiving more spam than real email, download
the trial, and find out why the Spam Destroyer is one of the most downloaded
and used anti-spam software available.
So reads (more or less) the blurb for just one of the many products
on the market claiming to be the solution to unwanted email.
However, if you want something that really works, is inexpensive, easy
to set up and very effective, try Mailwasher by Firetrust.
I have also used SpamDetective (the predecessor of Mailshield) for several
years and found it just excellent. Every time the cretins who send junkmail
find a new way to bypass filtering software, it takes just a few seconds
to feed the data in to SpamDetective and presto! - no more spam from that
particular lowlife. Same goes for virus detection - once the program is
set up to recognise typical virus signatures, all the worms and trojans
are despatched to the sin bin for deletion.
And no worries about accidental deletions or false detection - the sin
bin stores all suspect emails for final verification - a glance at the
list, click any that you need to retrieve - then another click and all
the spam is gone.
Believe it or not, with this program, foiling the spammers is fun!
And the best part - none of the rubbish ever makes it to your email
inbox - all the work is done externally - and much of it is done automatically!
NO MORE SPAM
However, MailWasher, has the advantages of being both faster
and free! (There is also, of course, the "pro" version. You'll need this
if you have more than one email address.) It's what I now use, in conjunction
with Spamarrest server based filtering. Spamarrest
is a paid solution used by many hosting companies and ISPs. If your ISP
is not using something like this, perhaps ask them why not!
There are other programs like Mailwasher - one is MailChecker
from Metaproducts. I've not used it, but some of their other software that
I have used is just brilliant so it would be definitely worth a look. And
I think it's free...
Wins $7 Million from Spammers
Spam laws around the world
Paid Anti-spam services
"ClearMyMail's Spam Blocker offers 100% protection against all spam,
phishing, virus and all other junk e-mails. "
Disclaimer. The owner of this site is not affiliated with EmTec,
Lyris, Metaproducts or Mailwasher* and derives no profit from the traffic
sent to them other than the satisfaction of knowing that propagators of
spam are suffering. I have as much sympathy for spammers as I have for
cane toads. Both are a curse on the environment and should be put down
as humanely as possible.
Spamhaus.org These guys are
serious about dismembering spammers!
- Excellent article at linuxworld.com
Carmack, Buffalo spammer jailed | The Register
jailed for eight years - silicon.com (2004)
King' murders family
in Australia Fined $16m
spammer Lance Thomas Atkinson convicted
Spammer Bludgeoned to Death
A note on McAfee Antivirus: Be Warned!
I don't like them. I did have a link to a page explaining why their practices
raised my hackles but has vanished and rather than risk being sued I'll
just suggest that you choose another solution.
Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware
* Actually, for a period this site was affilliated
Internet Fraud and Scams
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