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Darkstar
07-06-2003, 06:28:39
According to MessageLabs, spam now makes up 51% of all email they recieve. (MessageLabs is a company that manages and filters other people/companies email) And it is only going to get worse.

What do you use to fight spam?

I'm running SpamKiller. It's an external app that acts as a kill-file/filter sort of deal on any email account. They automatically post filter updates that you can pull down, and you can of course set your own and what not.

Spam is only going to get worse, you know.

Asher
07-06-2003, 06:41:47
Spam is only going to get worse, you know.
Actually, I did know that, since you mentioned it not a few lines before.

Sir Penguin
07-06-2003, 07:20:02
I use discretion. Once that fails, I'll have my forwarding address deleted. Once that fails, maybe I'll install procmail or something.

SP

Sean
07-06-2003, 11:06:42
I uses filters in my email program. Bizarrely, they work.

Deacon
07-06-2003, 20:46:10
I like filters too, but it would be more satisfying if we could rip their hands off, smash their machines, and freeze their accounts. In short, spammers should be ripped, smashed, and frozen. A sure-fire strategy. :)

Nav
09-06-2003, 14:13:37
I tried out Spam Killer, I found it more work than it was worth. It just adds a layer of complication to getting your email.

I'm now using Spam Inspector which works inside Outlook. Not as customisable, but quite effective.

Debaser
09-06-2003, 15:48:20
I just delete spam. Is it really that big a deal? Can't say I've ever lost any sleep over it.

Sean
09-06-2003, 17:18:24
It is if you have your email program set to play a stupid noise when you receive it, unless you filter it out.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
09-06-2003, 19:03:09
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/2996319.stm

Should we send it an e-card?

Nav
09-06-2003, 19:10:14
Since I installed spam Inspector just over a month ago I've had 579 pieces of junkmail. oh roughly 17 a day.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
09-06-2003, 20:18:59
But before you installed it you had none? I'd deinstall it ASAP if I were you.

Sir Penguin
09-06-2003, 21:43:33
Well, it's too late now.

SP