Dec 10, 2005, 3:41 PM
Post #6 of 17
Rolly, I hadn’t noticed that Mexconnect mail had a spam filter before, but I hadn’t looked for one since I use Email clients to handle my Email and I use their filters. While something is better than nothing, I saw that you need to enter an Email address to filter out the spam when using the filter in Mexconnect mail.
Since virtually all spam mail senders’ use spoofed Email addresses that makes that type of filtering pretty much useless. The filters I use allow me to enter words that are in the senders’ Email address or the body of the message to send the message to my deleted items folder. They are pretty efficient.
The list of words I have on that list has become pretty large after a few years, but some of them are: credit; card; loan; approved; mortgage; rates; sex; enlarge; Viagra: Cialis; etc. etc. etc. I add words to the list when I see a pattern of them being repeated in spam mail.
I believe that most good Email clients have similar filtering tools, Eudora, etc. I use Outlook, and Incredimail, a free program. My outlook program is part of my MS Office 2000 Premium programs, it is in English with no other language choices, so I have loaded the Incredimail program in Spanish in my wifes’ computer. It is a lot easier for her to use it in her native language.
If anyone is really being bombarded with excessive amounts of spam, an Email client is probably the best answer, for the filtering capabilities. The basic Incredimail program is free, but there will be an ad for their service at the bottom of every Email you send. For a one-time fee of I believe US$ 30. for a lifetime license, there will be no ads, and a couple of more bells and whistles.
A caution: Hotmail, out of the goodness of Microsofts’ “heart” now requires you to buy their paid Email program to import Hotmail into an Email client.
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