View Full Version : Stopping spam in Outlook Express? (W98)
07-24-2002, 07:41 AM
Hello. I am getting a lot of junk mail these days and want to stop it. So I have been researching the stuff that's out there that stops it, or at least claims to. Can anyone make any comments on spam stopping software? Does it work?
I'm looking at three programs right now -- , <a target="_blank" href=http://www.spamjammer.ca/> SpamJammer (http://www.giantcompany.com/>) and <a target="_blank" href=http://www.inboxdoctor.com> Inbox Doctor </a>.
Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer!
07-24-2002, 04:12 PM
I have win98 and I hardly ever get junk mail. I have tweaked my system for years and apparently there is something I have done that is now forgotten that worked. I know that I did not purchase anything, but it was probably some freeware that I downloaded. I will try to do some research on this and follow up with you.
One thing you can do immediately is to block the addresses of those folks who are spamming you and of course you can click on unsubscribe but this requires opening the mail and I do not like to do this unless you have current up-to-date virus protection. I will try to let you know soon what I have on my system.
07-24-2002, 04:18 PM
One thing you should check in Outlook is tools/options/security and check the restricted box. This may help.
08-28-2002, 11:50 AM
I have been using Spam Interceptor v2.0 from SolidBlue Software for about a month and a half now. It eliminates literally 100% of spam using their Authentication service. The free version of their software is good as well and gets a very high percentage of spam (or atleast it has for me).
I recommend it over spamassassin, postal inspector and inbox doctor - which I also have experience with.
i downloaded it from www.si20.com