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Brucem
27-04-2009, 09:37 AM
I am having big trouble with spam, over the 2 day weekend we had 32 spam! . I use Snap, and they are not removing the current spam on Viagra, Cialis etc and a few others. These are attachments to the email, and are presumably in a graphics format.

I have a dual core pentium 2200, 160Gb HDD 1Gb RAM, and broadband.

I have searched F1, and found reference to three free spam filters: "Spampal", "Poptray", & "Thunderbird". can anyone advise me of the best, most reliable, and easiest to use of these or any others? I prefer free but moderate cost is acceptable.

brucem

Blam
27-04-2009, 09:44 AM
http://spamassassin.apache.org/

Thunderbird is an email client, it would probably already suffice.

Blam

Ofthesea
27-04-2009, 09:57 AM
Get a Gmail address. Forward all mail from your existing mail address to the Gmail one. Read the Gmail using Thunderbird email client.
You will see about one spam per month and will soon ditch your existing email address. Bonus is you can switch ISP if you ever need to without email hassles. No sweat.

smithie 38
27-04-2009, 10:10 AM
Mailwasher.

http://www.mailwasher.net/mailwasher-free

pctek
27-04-2009, 10:16 AM
I use Snap, and they are not removing the current spam

Either ring them or go into webmail and select a few and click the "Report as Spam" button. (Or words to that effect depending on their webmail program)
That trains it and it generally stops pretty quick after that.

Grimy
27-04-2009, 08:54 PM
I joined Driverguide.com on Saturday. I usually get less than 2 spam emails a month. Since Saturday I am up to 10 plus a day for the usual enhancement drugs/fat reduction/etc. Coincidence?
I'm with Xtra and as I say, spam has never been an issue, until the weekend.

pctek
28-04-2009, 10:24 AM
Sometimes when the ISP adjusts or changes spam filters it goes back into learning mode.
Or when there is a new lot coming out sometimes takes a couple of days to catch up.

linw
28-04-2009, 01:33 PM
Get a Gmail address. Forward all mail from your existing mail address to the Gmail one. Read the Gmail using Thunderbird email client.
You will see about one spam per month and will soon ditch your existing email address. Bonus is you can switch ISP if you ever need to without email hassles. No sweat.

+1

The gmail filter is incredibly accurate and reliable.

Grimy
29-04-2009, 08:00 PM
I turned Xtra's spamguard on (that's how little spam I had before-never needed it) and have received no spam in my inbox since. When checking my spam folder I am getting 12~20 a day now. Only 1 that it quarantined was legitimate.
I'd still like to know why the sudden start of the spam though.

Chikara
30-04-2009, 02:04 AM
I'd still like to know why the sudden start of the spam though.

Maybe it's Conficker? (Not on your PC, I mean on other infected PC's)
It's starting to send out spam, infected computers 10,000 - 20,000 spams per day. Doesn't sound like a lot per PC, but multiply that by all the PC's infected worldwide and that could account for it.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10569242

Blam
30-04-2009, 10:11 AM
CHeck if you have conficker here:
http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/infection_test/cfeyechart.html

You should be able to see all picutres if you are not infected.

As long as as you have a trustable AV with the latest definitions it should be fine.

Blam

linw
30-04-2009, 02:18 PM
That chart is neat, eh.

Blam
30-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Indeed. A simple idea put to use really;)

Grimy
01-05-2009, 09:59 PM
Maybe it's Conficker? (Not on your PC, I mean on other infected PC's)
It's starting to send out spam, infected computers 10,000 - 20,000 spams per day. Doesn't sound like a lot per PC, but multiply that by all the PC's infected worldwide and that could account for it.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10569242

No, its not that. I can see all the images in the chart. Still 20 odd spam a day, but spamguard is working at least.

Chikara
02-05-2009, 04:04 AM
No, its not that. I can see all the images in the chart. Still 20 odd spam a day, but spamguard is working at least.

No no, like I said I didn't mean *your* PC is infected. I meant other computers throughout the world that are infected with Conficker, are now starting to send out Spam. You could be on the receiving end of some of that and that's why your spam count has gone up recently.
According the the article, infected PC 's are starting to send out 10-20,000 spams a day. Multiply that by the ~12million infected PC's throughout the world - chances are some of it's headed your way! That might be why you've noticed more spam than normal.