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Best spam filter for use with Outlook?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by MikeG22, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. MikeG22

    MikeG22 CLM

    Jun 24, 2002
    San Diego
    Need to quote out a few copies to a client, but there are alot of them out there now. What are you using, do you like it, is it easy to use, any complaints, etc.? Thanks!!

  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Step One: Remove all Microsoft Products from your computer...

    In this case, it's a sub-step one. Do not use Outlook for email. Do not use Outlook Express for email. Do not use Internet Explorer for browsing.

    The "Thunderbird" suggestion above is a good one, it does not have the built-in vulnerabilities that IE and Outlook do.

  3. MikeG22

    MikeG22 CLM

    Jun 24, 2002
    San Diego
    Sorry, they are working with an exchange server and need to keep outlook with MAPI (which thunderbird doesn't do). AV is taken care of on the server and the machines. It isn't a matter of getting them to change clients, they don't want to deal with the change for that at least do to third party programs that integrate.

    What I need is the best program that will integrate with outlook and filter out some spam. If any have a easy to use bayesian filter then that would be so much the better.
  4. 0100010

    0100010 Millennium Member

    Sep 15, 1999
  5. Stephen

    Stephen Hola! Millennium Member

    Aug 24, 1999
    Dallas, Texas
  6. Roland-G23

    Roland-G23 STI Convert

    Dec 29, 2000
    Albany, OR USA
    What he said.

    I use lots of methods to decrease the amount of spam that comes into my mail system. I block most of the non-US TLDs, call RBL's, run spamassassin via procmail, and then run spambayes on my client.

    Spam blocking should be done in layers because no one product is going to provide you with the best results.

    I got spambayes deployed to several folks in our office when I was the IT guy here because the company "sanctioned" spam filter was crap.