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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
• Spam Pal
• Spam Weasel
• Spam Buster
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
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
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 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
Spam Buster is available at
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