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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2007, 10:47:24 PM »
tcat, remove your email address of the previous post or you'll receive even more spam...
Did you try to blacklist the email address or even the domain of the sender of that particular email?
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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2007, 10:59:54 PM »
Thanks.  I'll try blacklisting.  Which one is the Domain of sender, the "From" appears to be me (but not...)  I'll try blacklisting 79.120.55.5, 10.13.12.19, ciscom.ru, accelatech.com to see what happens.

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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2007, 11:37:44 PM »
I don't use Spami, but doesn't it have any learning function that if you continually flag it as spam it will eventually pick them up on its own.

I have MailWasher Pro and it has heuristics, learning and Origins of spam, that really take care of most of my spam and I only have 4 filters to catch anything else.
1. MeMe - email sent to my (Me) email address purporting to come from Me, so that if flagged for deletion.
2. Not For Me - If the my email/name isn't in the To or CC address it is flagged for deletion, much of the spam you get is bulk spam and your email may not be directly addressed to you.
3. General 1 - Common words used in S P A M but not words that may easily be in normal email - like viagra, cialis, pharmacy, medicines, etc.
4. General 2 - Overflow for general 1 as there is only room for 10 rules (each with its own word).

I try to avoid adding an email address to a blacklist as they are contain moving targets as they are frequently forged, soon the blacklist is huge and may slow the receipt of email. My Blacklist currently has 0 entries.
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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #78 on: October 26, 2007, 11:56:16 PM »
I used Mailwasher for a while, but just ended up with too many special filters.  It also "seemed" a little slower than Spami.  Didn't really like going to their window then going to OE to bring in the non-spam.

My ISP catches about 75 spams a day and misses about 40.  Spami filters 90% of that correctly (and I've only been using it a few days).  The problem with this particular piece of spam is it goes directly to my inbox (as if it's a friend).  It doesn't show up in the learning filter at all (so I can't mark it).  Once it's through to your in box, there's no marking it as spam.  This is the only real drawback I see with Spami.

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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2007, 12:10:40 AM »
I have been using it for years from the free version and I bought the Pro version when it was version 3 and I wouldn't be without it as I'm on dial-up I don't want to download all the email to scan it so the limited download is great for me. I just open that first and click process and off it goes deletes from the server and launches OE and download only those I hadn't flagged.

Take him out of the friends list, surly a normal emails from him I would assume wouldn't trigger a reaction from Spami ?
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Re: Spamihilator and avast!
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2007, 02:04:04 AM »
Didn't really like going to their window then going to OE to bring in the non-spam.
That's the same reason I've abandoned MailWasher...

The problem with this particular piece of spam is it goes directly to my inbox (as if it's a friend).  It doesn't show up in the learning filter at all (so I can't mark it). Once it's through to your in box, there's no marking it as spam.  This is the only real drawback I see with Spami.
No it's not. It should be on 'Training area' and you can mark it from there.
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