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    ABW Ambassador webmarm's Avatar
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    Today's sicko stuff came from
    Received: from SMTP (sokolova-2-30.dialup.vol.cz [212.20.123.218])
    by smtp2.vol.cz (8.12.5/8.12.5) with SMTP id g85L8J1l033397

    but with my own darned email addy as the "from" line. Sick stuff.

    Recommendations for a good spam blocker for Outlook Express, please?

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    The best way to get spam filtering for Outlook express is to get a e-mail account from www.spamcop.net and use that POP3 account for your Outlook settings. Only other option is to dump Outlook express and use Eudora lite or Pro...they have filters.

    Using the "block sender" tool in Outlook is useless since the spammers change accounts every other day...or spoof the header to make you the sender.

    WebMaster Mike

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    Webmistress,

    Try SpamKiller from McAfee (the anti-virus people). I've been using it for a few months now and it catches 90%+ of the spam plus you can easily add your own filters.

    The product is $39.95 (comes with lots of preconfigured filters). I recommend it. It's worth every penny.

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    I like the idea of spamcop if it makes it even easier to report this stuff.

    OTOH, I have multiple POP3's I download from, so a local pre-filter that would still keep my mail rules would be nice, too.

    The sad part is I used to like my snail junk mail [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img]. Coupons and ads and catalogs, what great stuff! But all this porn garbage in my email is getting to me.

    Okay, off to research some more, thanks.

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    I like Mailwasher - it uses spamcop's database (along with ORDB and VISI) and it doesn't require downloading the stuff to get rid of it.

    Plus, it can bounce email back to the sender so more intelligent spammers will delete your email from their list (admittedly, there are very few intelligent spammers).

    Plus, it's free.

    The downside is it only checks headers for deleting/bouncing stuff - you then still have to download the real email (still a time savings with some of the huge spams out there tho).

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    Try PMMail. I find it very good. You can customise most settings and it is *extremely* convenient for multiple email addresses.

    Costs money though [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    I have used http://spamcop.net for a couple years now and I HIGHLY recommend them. Not only to they filter your spam, but also attachments are scanned for virus's

    I used to get 5 emails with virus's before. Now, I do not remember the last time I received one.

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    Well, I didn't really want to start with a new mail client (PMail), and I did order and try Spam Killer. But I didn't like it. 1) It didn't interface well with NIS 2001. I had to take the offending account out of the NAV control, but Spam Killer doesn't have an AV scan, you have to purchase it separately. 2)Then it downloads the email realllllly slooooowwwwwlllly (ADSL). 3)Then the offensive emails are on your system, and when you open the SpamKiller the Killed file opens up first with a PREVIEW window (I don't use my OE preview window anymore thanks to porn pop-ups embedded in spam).


    So I signed up for Spamcop.net (anyone see what some bright affiliate has done with spamcop.com?) for the really troublesome account - the 8 year old ISP account. So far so good.

    I'll have to learn some scripting to add custom filters to my domain POP3's.

    Thanks for the tips all.

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    I've been using SpamCop for about 18 months and it's great.

    You can set it to poll existing POP3 accounts too, but I haven't tried that yet.

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    Thing is, I really like my inbox assistant sorting my mail. If all mail comes from spamcop, that sort of kills that sorting.

    Only one of my domain email addy's has been harvested. It can wait until I learn some scripting for custom filters, or do some searches for some script snippets on the net.

    So far, spamcop has done a great job.

    How does everyone feel about the reporting feature? Does it do any good? What is the learning curve like til you can figure out who to report to for shutting down some of these slimer?

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    "How does everyone feel about the reporting feature? Does it do any good? What is the learning curve like til you can figure out who to report to for shutting down some of these slimer?"

    Only problem I've seen with the reporting is while spamcop deletes your email address from the email before forwarding (and some of the bif hosts won;t accept reports like that) is some spam has gobbledy-gook codes in it - a string like

    AKJGKGDI&USIGJKSGKSYFUYFEKUEGKUGEBEVCSSFSJ

    That spamcop leaves in - and that is no doubt enough to tell them you're for real, so they'll forever send.

    "42. Yup, the answer to life, the universe, and everything."

    Obviously, you didn't ask the right question.

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