You would be shocked. I am angry and hopefully you will be too after you read this. Anti-spam program = Scam and Spam to your Address Book.
I won't pull bones here. Lies, misrepresentation, invasion of your privacy, e-mail abuse and more. That is what they claim SPAMMERS are doing to you. They promise to stop it. Eliminate unwanted e-mail SPAM. Yup that's what it said.
First let me apologize for any of you that got this e-mail from me. I did NOT send it and did NOT authorize it.
=================== This courtesy message is being sent to you as a contact in my address book.
It is to notify you that I have installed SPAM | BAR, an Anti Spam filter, on my incoming mail.
As long as you write to me using this particular address, your messages will come straight through to my mail in-box.
If, however, at any time you should write to me using a different e-mail address to this one, SPAM | BAR program will reply to you asking you to confirm you are a real person, and not a "Spammer".
For further information on SPAM | BAR or to obtain a courtesy copy please check out:
On a recommendation of a friend, I agreed to look at this program for them. I looked at everything on SpamBar site and e-mailed them with several questions as well as some concerns. They e-mailed back assuring me that I was wrong about their product and would be happy with it. I installed it and set it up on an account that is seldom used just in case (still not trusting program) it did to me what another one did previously, deleted a lot of important mail.
After following instructions and being assured that program was not invasive it was time to check my e-mail. I started Outlook Express (I have 23 e-mail accounts) and went about some other things away from Puter while my e-mail downloaded (I normally do this because who wants to sit and watch your download screen).
When I came back to Puter it was trying to send out 758 messages. I caught it at 123 sent and stopped it. That was first part of this Anti-Spam nightmare. Again I am sorry some of you got this unauthorized message. The Damned thing had taken over Outlook Express like a VIRUS. It took over all of my accounts instead of one I indicated in set-up, automatically Spawned a SPAM to my entire Address Book, blocked most of my incoming mail sending it to a folder somewhere on my hard drive, that I finally found, and was able to recover.