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Zoolander
12-30-2004, 02:36
Yeah, someone must have sold my e-mail address onto a mailing list. I am getting flooded with SPAM junk mail in my inbox. I must have 700 blocked senders by now. These fools change their e-mail addresses and just keep firing away at me. Is there a program out there that will fight e-mail spammers?

Zoolander
12-30-2004, 02:50
Just found these two... hmmm.

http://www.outlook-spam-filter.com/

http://www.scot.demon.co.uk/spam-filter.html

Zoolander
12-30-2004, 02:53
How about this?

http://www.spambully.com/

http://spam-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/?ttreng=1&ttrkey=spam+filter

http://www.spamlook.com/

http://email.about.com/od/outlookspamfilters/

;P

Toyman
12-30-2004, 06:03
http://spamotomy.com/ has a list of all kinds of tools, you can search by server, client, hosted, type of OS, etc.

Generalcarry
12-30-2004, 06:16
I have the exact same problem and it only started a few days ago. It's taking forever to block out a sender now.

Cryptoboy
12-30-2004, 09:02
If you're using Outlook, you can create a few rules that should help. The first one I created was to delete any emails where I'm am not in the to/cc (helps get rid of the mass mailings). The next one I created was to delete emails with certain words in them, like Viagra, porn, etc. This can be a pain, I usually have to add 1-2 words a week, as they keep changing the letters around (Viagra they would spell Viiagra, Viaggra, you get the picture).

Just those rules alone have limited me to getting 1-3 emails in my inbox a day that shouldn't be there. (Better than 15-25!!)

Hope that helps! I know it's a pain and makes me look like this when it's all done!! ;9

lomfs24
12-30-2004, 10:45
There is a program, I don't remeber what it is called, sorry, where there is a white list of senders. If I were to send you an email and my email address is not on your list I would get a auto-responded message asking me to verify who I was. I would then go and put in some information about me and the original email would continue on to your mailbox. If I were a computer generated spam email no living person would see the reply and so the message would never reach your inbox.

Concept looks good but I have never used it.

If you give me a while I could probably find out the name of that program.

Ljunatic
12-30-2004, 20:30
Originally posted by lomfs24
There is a program, I don't remeber what it is called, sorry, where there is a white list of senders. If I were to send you an email and my email address is not on your list I would get a auto-responded message asking me to verify who I was. I would then go and put in some information about me and the original email would continue on to your mailbox. If I were a computer generated spam email no living person would see the reply and so the message would never reach your inbox.

Concept looks good but I have never used it.

If you give me a while I could probably find out the name of that program.

That is how Earthlink's spamblocker works.

lomfs24
12-30-2004, 22:49
Originally posted by Ljunatic
That is how Earthlink's spamblocker works.

Don't know anything about how earthlink does it.

neeko
12-30-2004, 22:53
just block IPs from outside the USA.

Stephen
12-30-2004, 23:10
I use Cloudmark. It's not free but it works. It just dumps the SPAM into a folder and I just delete when I feel the need.

Zoolander
12-30-2004, 23:25
http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/5208-6118-0.html?forumID=1&threadID=57&messageID=1097&start=-1

I like that...

Generalcarry
12-31-2004, 08:04
Cryptoboy nailed the problem for me, Thank you.

Texas T
12-31-2004, 19:38
Originally posted by Stephen
I use Cloudmark. It's not free but it works. It just dumps the SPAM into a folder and I just delete when I feel the need. I've been using Cloudmark for over a year now and have stopped about 100,000 spams from hitting my inbox so far. It gets about 98-99% of the incoming stuff. The stuff that does get through will only get through for a couple of days until the system "learns" it and then the spammers have to try something else. It's a never-ending battle but Cloudmark is a very good option for someone that is running Outlook and doesn't want to mess with rules and constantly having to update them.

FWIW, if you sign up under my referral I get a free month of use and you get your first month for free. :)

Referral Code: xrv4hl
Referral Link: http://www.cloudmark.com/?rc=xrv4hl

Stephen
12-31-2004, 21:37
I am in my second year of Cloudmark and as mentioned before - it's pretty damn good.

I used the rules wizards and such for a year until I had something like 100 rules going... it never seemend to catch up and really did bog down my inbox.

I mentioned Cloudmark first ;) :

Referral Code: v1&rc=o594hl
Referral Link: http://www.cloudmark.com/spamnet?v1&rc=o594hl

Cryptoboy
01-01-2005, 15:30
Originally posted by Generalcarry
Cryptoboy nailed the problem for me, Thank you.

Glad to be able to help! I guess I can continue being a Network Admin at my company! :D

Happy New Year!