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by Tim Kjeldsen / November 14, 2003 4:16 PM PST

Despite using Mailwasher Pro for a year or more, I have recently been deluged with spam which I cannot use Mailwasher's filters to remove. I've been looking at Spam Arrest at:

which blocks spam by requesting senders to verify themselves the first time they send. Does anyone here know anything about it and can give pros and cons etc?

Alternatively are there any other suggestions for defeating spam - the problem I'm having is with the increasing number which simply know how to outwit the filters.



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Haven't tried Spamarrest but you might want
by Donna Buenaventura / November 14, 2003 4:52 PM PST
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Re:Haven't tried Spamarrest but you might want
by Tim Kjeldsen / November 14, 2003 7:42 PM PST

Thanks Donna. That's a bit of a downer because it seems like a really good idea. Has anyone else any experience of Spam Arrest?


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Spam Arrest
by wicklief / March 1, 2005 9:01 AM PST

I just wasted $20 on Spam Arrest. It is a good idea in theory but it does not work as promised. Spam continued to get through but most troubling was that pre-approved e-mail was blocked or lost all together. In the two weeks I used it the Spam Arrest site was down three times for "emergency" issues. Don't waste your time or your money.

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