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FIGHT THE SPAM: SpamPal 1.5 released
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 15.08.03 - 11:54:03 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 6568x
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There is nothing more annoying in the Internet then Spam; especially if you access your E-Mails wireless through GPRS with a Pocket PC or Smartphone and you get tons of Spam Mails and you have to pay for every kb. :evil:

For some months now I'm using SpamPal what I can really recommend every user also. Today, SpamPal 1.5 was released:

How does SpamPal work?
SpamPal sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore!

But how does SpamPal know what is spam and what isn't? Well, it uses what are called DNSBL lists. Patterned after the famous MAPS RBL, these are lists of parts of the Internet that in one way or another facilitate spam. Any email you get from a machine on one of these lists has an increased probability of being spam. Some ISPs already block all email from machines on some of these DNSBL lists, but many do not. This is where SpamPal comes in.

You can choose to use any or all of the freely-usable DNSBL lists; SpamPal will look at the machines each email message passed through on its way to your mailbox, and if any of those machines is on one of the DNSBL lists you have chosen then that message will be tagged as spam.

Because not everyone who uses a machine on a DNSBL list will be a spammer, SpamPal has a powerful whitelisting feature that allows you to ignore DNSBL listings for certain senders or for parts of the Internet.

How much does this cost?
SpamPal is free software; you can download and install it entirely free-of-charge. This isn't a trial or a crippled cut-down version to tempt you towards an expensive "full" version or a package loaded with spyware to steal your personal details - the fully-featured version of SpamPal can be downloaded and used without imposition or restriction!
However, if your money is burning a hole in your pocket, then I do now accept donations.

So here is what I did: I've installed SpamPal, moving every Spam to the Trash (excluding mails from Outlook Contacts) by using Outlook 2003 rules, this trash is emptied all the time it gets new Spams and in the same time these E-Mails are deleted from the mail server. So next time I'm accessing it with my wireless devices I get 99% Spam free E-Mails delivered! :-D

Oh yes, don't forget the last part - make a small donation if it helps you too!

Cheers ~ Arne

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