Russian and Soft Porn Spam (not very tasty)

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  1. Kevin Alexander

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    I set up a new email account for my wife w/ Outlook Express, and unlike me, she gets about 30 unwanted porn and Russian spam emails a day. Why does she get these and not I if we both are using Outlook? How do I stop this?
     
  2. Rob Gardiner

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    Kevin,

    Try POPfile. It is a free spam filter for Windows that uses Bayesian Filtering (see Google for more info) and it does an excellent job. It takes about a month to train, but after that it filters out spam with about 98% accuracy. I have an old thread on POPfile in this forum.
     
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    Happens to all email addresses sooner or later. If you're not getting spam yet... you will. May as well bite the bullet now and get antispam software.

    I just installed a filtering mailserver at work that excises all viruses and tags spam as being spam so our users don't need any other third party antispam software, just a rule in their mail client to erase mails tagged ** SPAM ** in the subject line. The spam and virus floods finally reached such proportions that something like that had to be done to preserve sanity.

    I've heard good things about SpamBayes too. They claim it is a more refined version of Bayesian filtering than Popfile, among others.
     
  6. Kevin Alexander

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    Thanks guys. I forgot that I started this thread. Sent you a PM John_Berger.
     

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