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11-17-2004, 09:36
Need to quote out a few copies to a client, but there are alot of them out there now. What are you using, do you like it, is it easy to use, any complaints, etc.? Thanks!!

11-17-2004, 10:47
>Thunderbird< (

11-17-2004, 10:51
Step One: Remove all Microsoft Products from your computer...

In this case, it's a sub-step one. Do not use Outlook for email. Do not use Outlook Express for email. Do not use Internet Explorer for browsing.

The "Thunderbird" suggestion above is a good one, it does not have the built-in vulnerabilities that IE and Outlook do.


11-17-2004, 11:43
Sorry, they are working with an exchange server and need to keep outlook with MAPI (which thunderbird doesn't do). AV is taken care of on the server and the machines. It isn't a matter of getting them to change clients, they don't want to deal with the change for that at least do to third party programs that integrate.

What I need is the best program that will integrate with outlook and filter out some spam. If any have a easy to use bayesian filter then that would be so much the better.

11-17-2004, 12:40
Spambayes :

11-17-2004, 13:04
I don't know how effective it would be with MS Exchange but I have had great luck with

I just lookes and saw this on their site:


11-17-2004, 13:32
Originally posted by 0100010
Spambayes :

What he said.

I use lots of methods to decrease the amount of spam that comes into my mail system. I block most of the non-US TLDs, call RBL's, run spamassassin via procmail, and then run spambayes on my client.

Spam blocking should be done in layers because no one product is going to provide you with the best results.

I got spambayes deployed to several folks in our office when I was the IT guy here because the company "sanctioned" spam filter was crap.