De-Spam Your Inbox: "How to Fight the Spam War and Win!"

Written by Merle

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5) SpamKiller:

SpamKiller was recently purchased by Mcafee Software. who makesrepparttar award winning virus software. Works with POP based email accounts and will run you 39.95. Like most Spam filtering software, it checks for new email and possible Spam on your server before downloading it to your email client. Filters are automatically updated and you can create your own custom filters. You can also lodge complaints with spammers and their hosts from withinrepparttar 132737 interface. Supports Win 95/98/NT/ ME/2000 or XP.


Works with POP email accounts and includes its own email porn filtering utility. Does not support AOL or Hotmail accounts.

7) SpamWeasel:

Free software that supports multiple email accounts. Spam Weasel uses powerful rules to identify Spam and permits a range of user defined actions like blocking and deleting. Easy to Install and use.

8) Spamex:

Spamex offers disposable email addresses so you keep your real address off spammers' lists. Mail sent to repparttar 132738 fake address is then forwarded to your real email account. As soon asrepparttar 132739 disposable account starts picking up Spam and being abused you can delete it and create a new one. 19.95 a year.

9) ChoiceMail:

A Spam blocking system that's based onrepparttar 132740 fact that most incoming mail is Spam unlessrepparttar 132741 sender has obtained your permission to email you. You may preapprove senders from your address book. When an unauthorized email is sent to you, its sender is forced to fill out a form stating why he should be allowed to communicate with you. Then it's your choice whether or not to receive messages from him.

Supports POP accounts and runs on Windows NT, 2000, XP, 98, ME. It does not currently work with web-based email systems such as HotMail, Juno or Yahoo or with MSN or AOL's proprietary email. Currently offering a 2-week trial of their service, or buy it for 39.95.

10) Spam Arrest:

Another service that blocksrepparttar 132742 junk before it can hit your inbox. All email goes through their server first, and ifrepparttar 132743 sender is already a "verified source" their mail travels to you seamlessly. If they are not, you'll need to add them to your approval list to make sure you continue to receive their emails without any interruption.

Spam Arrest works on Eudora, Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, Incredimail, and any other email program that supportsrepparttar 132744 POP3 protocol. Free 30 day trial is available and if you like itrepparttar 132745 price is only 19.95 every 6 months.

For more tips and helpful Spam resources check out:

Elsop's Anti-Spam Page Excellent links and resources offered here

Info. on More Anti-Spam Software


More Free Anti-Spam Software

Let's face it. You can't wage your own personal war on Spam and win, but you can reclaim your own inbox by incorporating software that only allows "real" mail to come through. So choose your weapon and prepare for battle by protecting what's rightfully yours -- your Inbox.

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What is Spam Anyway?

Written by Richard Lowe

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Spam messages often have forged or invalid email headers. This means it is difficult (if not virtually impossible) to trace repparttar source ofrepparttar 132735 email based uponrepparttar 132736 header information withinrepparttar 132737 email message. Sincerepparttar 132738 sender ofrepparttar 132739 message cannot be identifiedrepparttar 132740 message is unethical. In this case, even a single email message would count as spam.

Ethical mailings include a method for opting out which actually works.

If you run a newsletter or do any kind of mass mailing, you must include at least one method of removal inrepparttar 132741 email message itself. This removal method (and more than one is preferable) MUST WORK. Some things which I often see in opt-out schemes which ARE NOT VALID includerepparttar 132742 following:

- Any email message which states thatrepparttar 132743 reader must go to a web site, log in and then modify his email preferences is UNETHICAL. This requires too much information fromrepparttar 132744 user and forces him to do too much work.

- Ifrepparttar 132745 email message includes an unsubscribe link (or other means) which does not work, then it is UNETHICAL.

- Messages which validly allow for opt-out but then say "you will be removed in a week" or some other long period of time are UNETHICAL. These are computers people, and there is no reason to include these long delays. Removerepparttar 132746 person immediately.

Ethical mass mailings are double-opt-in. This means after a person signs up forrepparttar 132747 mailing list, he receives a confirmation message. He must either reply to this message or click a link to activaterepparttar 132748 mailings to him. Any other form of opt-in is UNETHICAL as it allows people to be subscribed by others or by accident.

Ethical mailings do not include webbugs, set cookies or perform any kind of involuntary tracking.

Email messages are often opened up byrepparttar 132749 recipient before he knows anything aboutrepparttar 132750 message. This means if you are doing any kind of tracking,repparttar 132751 person has no way to stop it, short of blockingrepparttar 132752 receipt ofrepparttar 132753 message entirely. This lack of a choice onrepparttar 132754 part ofrepparttar 132755 recipient makes this kind of tracking UNETHICAL. The only time this would be ethical is if it was clearly stated whenrepparttar 132756 user signed up forrepparttar 132757 mailing. In that instance, this behavior is known and this makes it ethical. Note that whilerepparttar 132758 web site privacy policy should state this fact, it must also be stated clearly onrepparttar 132759 page whererepparttar 132760 person actually signs up forrepparttar 132761 mailing.

Ethical mailers do not use email harvesters. Using special robots to gather email addresses from web sites is UNETHICAL. These email addresses are generally included on web sites to allow individuals to communicate with individuals. Rarely is repparttar 132762 intention to join a mass mailing list distributed on CD. ALL USES OF EMAIL HARVESTING IS UNETHICAL.

Ethical mailers do not take advantage of open relays or use other "spammer tricks". If you are legitimate, then there is no need to attempt to hide your whereabouts or cover your tracks. Using a relay without permission or sending millions of emails through an unprotected formmail script is simply bad manners.

Getrepparttar 132763 idea? Spamming is NOT sending someone one or more email messages without their express permission. Spamming is simply ignoringrepparttar 132764 rights of others (your audience, system administrators and evenrepparttar 132765 users ofrepparttar 132766 internet as a whole). That's all it is.

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