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Can anyone recommend a free spam filter.
I don't need Viagra, a Russian wife or American shares so 20-30 offers a day are a bit of a nuisance + they seem to be increasing at an alarming rate.
Up till now I have just been blocking the sender, I have a couple of hundred on the list:eek:
I have A.V.G Free Edition, this seems to work well, better in fact than the Norton that cost me about £50...Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have a spam filter option.
I like Mozilla Thunderbird for my email client... it has some nifty features. When you start to get spam into your account, all you have to do is right click the spam and select 'mark as junk'.

Keep that up for a while, and Thunderbird will actually learn what you consider to be junk/spam and in the future it just goes straight to the trash bin.

It still downloads all the emails to your computer, but this email client beats MS Outlook any day! It has a lot of nifty features that I have not mentioned, but worth 5 minutes of your time to see if you would like it.:p
The latest version has some new features, and a better engine. In the begining it began to predict what was spam, but I caught those, and unmarked them as junk.

It took a little while, but it's one darn smart program ;)

The sad reality is that it isn't really us that should be doing this, but rather our ISPs, and email providers like Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.

My Gmail account is actually exceptional at blobking spam, and that is mainly thanks to the people who work at Gmail.
This is a great article on dealing with spam by Cameron Barrett.

Oh and "no one is sure how to combat spam. Microsoft supports an anti-framework technology called Sender ID. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is gaining popularity among the open source crowd. AOL and Yahoo just announced a pay per e-mail scheme. And Bayesian filters are starting to appear in e-mail clients. Which, if any of these, will be an overall solution to spam is unknown."

That came from a "10 things you should know about spam" help page. I guess we got to do what we can, and hope that we stay ahead of it.

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