An independent reviewer of anti-spam tools I hadn’t heard of called Spamotomy has awarded its highest rating ever for a desktop anti-spam product to InBoxer from Audiotrieve, which I also haven’t heard of. And I thought I was on top of the whole spam thing. The Spamotomy review, apparently, is the result of an extensive week-long evaluation… Read More »
This is not new, but worth passing on to those folk that would like to understand spam a bit better. Spam is a pain for all of us, and it’s not likely to get better. But the more we understand it, the more we can do something about it. If you think it’s just a bunch of sleazy… Read More »
I don’t feel like I’ve passed on anything about spam for at least half an hour so here goes. ActiveState, “the leader in enterprise email management software”, has released an ActiveState Field Guide to Spam, which details advanced tricks used by spammers to hide their messages from spam filters. Regular readers of this blog — or folk who… Read More »
A few weeks back I reported on the revival of Calypso, an excellent email program, by the folks at Rose City Software. Their rechristened Courier does everything Calypso did, but it’s got one or two features that may help tip the balance for those of you not sure it’s worth the hassle switching. My favourite feature is its… Read More »
Here’s yet another free anti-spam option, courtesy of reader Ross Judson:SpamBayes. SpamBayes uses the same kind of filters as POPFile. Ross reports 99%+ accuracy after two weeks, after ‘training’ the software on some 1,000 spam messages he keeps about the house.