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Saturday, 12 May 2007

Spamato! [Slim]

Am I the last one in the universe who's still got a regular old mail client and not Gmail? I've had my trusty old email address for a good ten years or so, it's attracted a fair amount of spammer attention over that time, I need some pretty big anti spam guns to keep it clear of people trying to make my cock bigger.
I'm using the fab Thunderbird email client, and the built in spam controls have been serving me pretty well though I've had to reset the buggers a couple of times when the self learning wizardry went a bit wonky. So I've binned that now in favour of a free solution known as Spamato, and it's really rather clever.
What's nifty about spamato isn't that it does anything particularly new or unique, but that it chugs away behind the scenes combining a bunch of different anti spam filters and methods to decide if your emails are in it's words 'spam' or 'ham'. On top of the six filters, it'll also report back to base and consult a peer contributed database of flagged spam. The result is a rock solid wall to spam that rarely seems to miss a mail. It's also wide open to tweakery in pretty much every way, with all kinds of stats and settings available from it's inbuilt web config screen.
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  1. No, I think you are the only one using regular pop3 nowadays. I'm using Exchange/Outlook 2007 which catches nearly all spam and has a very good false positive rate.

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  2. Oh, I'm not using pop3, I'm using IMAP. You're using exchange server at home?

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  3. Well, do you use Exchange at home?

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