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(NT) same problem ---- too much junk getting in
OE Mail rules don't work for me
Spammers will use names in cc which all begin with the first letter of my email address and the same ISP. I put these names in mail rules to block them if they appear in To: or CC: but it does no good. What good is the mail rules option in OE6?
Cloudmark's Safety Bar
You might want to look into installing a add-on software that uses 'bayesian' filtering than simple 'word' filtering. The software will look at the entire message and determine based on precedent that you set to flag message as a 'spam' item or not.
You might want to consider installing Cloudmark's "Safety Bar" which will work with Outlook and/or Outlook Express (among a few email clients).
"If a spam or fraud message does slip through, you just click on the appropriate Block button and it will block that message from your email, my email and the email of more than one million other Safety Bar users immediately. So every time you Block a message you are helping others in the community to stop spam".
anti-spam software and/or Outlook 2003
I'm still using Outlook 2002 and get tons of spam. A knowledgeable friend tells me that Outlook 2003 takes care of spam. Would I be better off upgrading to 2003? Or should I get antispam software such as Cloudmark. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
What I use. (Popfile)
Call me a non-believer about OL2003 helping in spam reduction. I now have POPFILE installed and after a few months it's pretty darn good at sifting out the spam.
Some may find it too technical, but it's what I use and can say it's good stuff.
Outlook 2003 might have an anti-spam feature but it doesn't use bayesian filtering -- this is the way to go when you're trying to filter out the spam.
I personally use Cloudmark's Safety Bar and it catches like about 90-95% of spam and puts the spam in a spam folder (this way you can actually sift and make sure that each item is spam).
Because the two works together, you've got nothing to lose.
(NT) Just adding. Popfile uses bayesian.
Bob, do I need to let it change server to 127.0.0.1 or whatever it was?
Yes. I changed mine to whatever it was.
I've been running popfile for some time now. I'm forced into this one since I have a MSN pop/smtp account and it's SPA authorization is not supported widely.
Mailwasher used to be what I used, but it began to buckle under the new methods that the spammers used. Popfile however is doing great.
It's a game of sorts. They upped the ante so I had to find a better spameater.
Filter not working in Outlook Express 6
Outlook Express filtering doesn't seem to find words in html code in emails. For example. I also have a filter to delete emails containing Rolex since I was getting a lot of ''rolex knockoff'' ads. If the email is plain text it catches it. If the word ''rolex'' appears after an <html> tag it doesn't.
Gmail with outlook
I have found that logging on to Gmail and recieving my Mail thru outlook via them and get almost no spam. Gmail removes about 400 spam mails a week. I get about 2 spams a month