e.dogg mentioned to me the other day that her Outlook Express rules were getting unwieldy, and that spammers were finding ways to write “mortgage” that she couldn’t even imagine. That reminded me to post about what I’ve been using for anti-spam. Since last October, I’ve been using POPfile to classify my email as it comes in, and I’ve been pretty happy with it. It’s free, unobtrusive, easy to manage, and won’t obliterate false positives, so a quick check will let you see if you’ve missed any good email.

Since I started using it, I’ve gotten 6,919 pieces of email, about 65% of which was spam. POPFile says it’s been 98.14% accurate in classifying messages as either spam or not spam, and that includes the short learning period you have to put it through to learn what kind of email you get. Pretty good.

Comments are always open for other experiences with anti-spam software.

m0rt.ga_ge – Trust the Octopus

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