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Doing My Own Spam Filtering



 
 
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Old March 6th 08, 09:23 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
A.N. Onymous Esq
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I don't want to run my own email server but I would like to cut down on the
amount of spam I get. I have a Windows XP machine that runs 24/7. is there
any free software that I could run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta

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Old March 6th 08, 10:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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In message , A.N. Onymous Esq
writes
I don't want to run my own email server but I would like to cut down on
the amount of spam I get. I have a Windows XP machine that runs 24/7.
is there any free software that I could run on this machine that would
periodically log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by
deleting it or moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta

Try POPfile

popfile.sourceforge.net

Filters your E-mail as you receive it. Marks the SPAM as spam, and can
filter other categories as well (I use it to no only filter SPAM, but
also to mark advertising mail that I want/don't mind receiving from
firms I do business with into an ADVERT folder).

Once set up and trained it work brilliantly - and its free.

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Old March 6th 08, 10:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alan Brown
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Default Doing My Own Spam Filtering

run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta



Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail is
sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail pick up
address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.

alan


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Old March 7th 08, 12:27 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Stephen Wolstenholme
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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 22:54:22 -0000, "Alan Brown" wrote:

run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta



Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail is
sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail pick up
address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.

alan


That's what I do. All my business mail is sent to Googlemail. They are
very good at removing spam. The messages are then forwarded from
Google to mail addresses on my ISP.

Steve

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Old March 7th 08, 05:29 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:23:42 -0000, "A.N. Onymous Esq" [email protected]
wrote:

I don't want to run my own email server but I would like to cut down on the
amount of spam I get. I have a Windows XP machine that runs 24/7. is there
any free software that I could run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta



http://mmm3.sourceforge.net/



Jim.

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Old March 7th 08, 06:10 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Woody
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"A.N. Onymous Esq" [email protected] wrote in message
...
I don't want to run my own email server but I would like to cut down on the
amount of spam I get. I have a Windows XP machine that runs 24/7. is there
any free software that I could run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Ta


http://keir.net/k9.html

K9- freeware. Recommended. Works well with Outlook Express.

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Remove NOSPAM to reply.


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Old March 7th 08, 07:54 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Lobster
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Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 22:54:22 -0000, "Alan Brown" wrote:

run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder


Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail is
sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail pick up
address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.


That's what I do. All my business mail is sent to Googlemail. They are
very good at removing spam. The messages are then forwarded from
Google to mail addresses on my ISP.


I tried using googlemail as a pop3 mailserver once, but ISTR it was set
up so that all my outgoing mail appeared to come from something like
on behalf of " (or vice
versa) - either way it was no good at all.

Did I miss something?

David
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Old March 7th 08, 10:46 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Stephen Wolstenholme
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On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:54:16 GMT, Lobster
wrote:

Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 22:54:22 -0000, "Alan Brown" wrote:

run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail is
sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail pick up
address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.


That's what I do. All my business mail is sent to Googlemail. They are
very good at removing spam. The messages are then forwarded from
Google to mail addresses on my ISP.


I tried using googlemail as a pop3 mailserver once, but ISTR it was set
up so that all my outgoing mail appeared to come from something like
on behalf of " (or vice
versa) - either way it was no good at all.

Did I miss something?

David


I'm using the forwarding provided by my website host.

I've no idea how to set up Thunderbird for outgoing mail. I use Agent
for both email and news. There are some setting up instructions at
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...y?answer=13287

Steve

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Old March 7th 08, 11:40 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gordon Hudson
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"Lobster" wrote in message
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Stephen Wolstenholme wrote:
On Thu, 6 Mar 2008 22:54:22 -0000, "Alan Brown" wrote:

run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder

Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail
is sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail
pick up address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.


That's what I do. All my business mail is sent to Googlemail. They are
very good at removing spam. The messages are then forwarded from
Google to mail addresses on my ISP.


I tried using googlemail as a pop3 mailserver once, but ISTR it was set up
so that all my outgoing mail appeared to come from something like
on behalf of " (or vice
versa) - either way it was no good at all.

Did I miss something?


Thats only in the headers though its not in the from or reply fields so it
does not have any implications for the address people actually use to
communicate with you.


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Old March 7th 08, 11:57 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
A.N. Onymous Esq
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"Alan Brown" wrote in message
...
run on this machine that would periodically
log on to my ISPs mailboxes and remove spam - either by deleting it or
moving it to a "spam" folder


Pass it through a GoogleMail account. I have several domain names, mail is
sent to a GoogleMail account, and automatically forwarded to a mail pick
up address. The spam is left behind in the Google account.

alan


Brilliant but simple! Set up and works a treat. Spam in my POP3 inbox nil -
spam in the Google spam folder - lots!

 




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