chakalaka Posted June 14, 2004 Share Posted June 14, 2004 Just a gush here. I've been using spam filtering options (some that query blocklists) for a couple of years now. Most recently, I was using SpamPal in conjunction with a Baysian filter. These products worked fairly well. However, I have discovered that once spam reaches a certain threshold (in my case, nearly 70 spams a day), even downloading just the headers in order to filter the spam out consumes an enormous amount of time. And that's using broadband! I suppose I could give up and get a new address, but I really like my current address, and anyhow that feels like surrender. So, I did some looking around. First, I was looking for a challenge/response type system. Didn't like what I saw; it seems, too, that too many people are too dumb or lazy to figure out how to send someone on a challenge/response system an email. Then I came across Spamcop. I haven't checked this place in a long time -- it works a lot better than it used to, in terms of reporting. The mail product is superb; sever side filtering, excellent webmail client, and the easiest way to fire LARTs that I've ever seen. Now when I check my pop client (maybe IMAP soon, as I see it does that, too), I only have real emails waiting. So far, Spamcop has nuked roughly 1000 spams for me and has only registered three false positives. And all of those were from using other blocklists. Awesome! -Ryan Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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