Free Spam Filter

Free Spam Filter

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Free Spam Filter

One easy way for home users to block spam is to use freeware or shareware solutions. While not as advanced as the commercial anti-spam solutions, these downloads still provide a significant amount of spam relief.

Free Spam Filters For Home Users
There are several freeware anti-spam packages available for home users:

• Spam Pal
• Spam Weasel
• Spam Buster


Spam Pal

Spam Pal works with any Windows-based PC running Windows 95 or higher. It only works with POP3 or IMAP4 mailboxes and standard email program such as Outlook, Outlook Express or Eudora. SpamPal does not work with proprietary mail systems such as AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo, Juno, MSN, etc.

SpamPal sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore.

It uses what are called DNSBL lists. Patterned after the famous MAPS RBL, these are lists of parts of the Internet that in one way or another facilitate spam. Any email you get from a machine on one of these lists has an increased probability of being spam. Some ISPs already block all email from machines on some of these DNSBL lists, but many do not. This is where SpamPal comes in.

You can choose to use any or all of the freely-usable DNSBL lists; SpamPal will look at the machines each email message passed through on its way to your mailbox, and if any of those machines is on one of the DNSBL lists you have chosen then that message will be tagged as spam.

Because not everyone who uses a machine on a DNSBL list will be a spammer, SpamPal has a powerful whitelisting feature that allows you to ignore DNSBL listings for certain senders or for parts of the Internet.

SpamPal is free software; you can download and install it entirely free-of-charge. This isn't a trial, or a crippled cut-down version to tempt you towards an expensive "full" version, or a package loaded with spyware to steal your personal details - the fully-featured version of SpamPal can be downloaded and used without imposition or restriction.

Spam Pal is available at


Spam Weasel

SpamWeasel will delete or archive spam and place an optional warning notice on any suspect spam mail it allows through to your inbox.

The program needs to be manually installed and is pre-configured to collect mail from multiple POP accounts using rules that permit passing, blocking, labeling, deleting, archiving, viewing, sorting and forwarding suspect spam. It works with any standard POP3 client.

Mailgate will not answer support questions on the free product, but there are downloadable manuals including SpamWeasel: The Crash Dummy’s Guide and a FAQ area for SpamWeasel products, as well as a User Forum.

Spam Weasel is available at



Spam Buster

Spam Buster requires a POP3 email account such as provided from a local internet service provider and does not support proprietary email such as AOL , Compuserve, MSN, Juno, or web-based mail accounts such as Yahoo, or Hotmail.

To use Spam Buster you customize the filters for selecting exactly which emails you want deleted. Based upon your filters you can keep get rich quick schemes and pornographic email out of your email box. It's easy to add new filters to the list to keep out the ever growing realm of junk email.

The free version of Spam Buster is not time limited and does not expire after a certain number of days. Spam Buster is ad-supported with banner advertisements appearing on the main screen. The banner advertisements are included in the software and do not communicate with any outside agency or third party ad server.

Spam Buster is available at


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