Thursday, May 12, 2005

finally found a spamkiller that I like

A while ago, I posted that my spam-killing service [Knowspam] was going out of business and I needed a replacement. Someone kindly suggested I try to filter my e-mail through gmail, and that did work somewhat, but wasn't ideal for the way I use e-mail.

[I have multiple accounts and check them at the office during the day, but leave the message on the server until I check the mail at home again at night, which clears the server.]

what I use to kill's amazing!A little googling came up with SpamArrest, which has turned out to be exactly what I wanted. It covers three accounts, acts as a webmail interface [which will be excellent when I'm out of town] and lets you read a message before you have to decide if you want to delete it, block the sender or let it through. You can also import a list of good senders [people you know are safe], or input them one by one. Like other systems of this kind, it's meant to run automated, which means that when someone it doesn't know sends you a message, it asks "are you human or a nasty spammer?" and if no one answers, the message is held in your spam queue. If someone DOES answer, their mail is always automatically let through to you. It's worked perfectly for me since day one. I'm very happy with it.

Anyway, if you're interested in seeing what it's like, they give you 30 days to play with it free. Just click the button. I'm thrilled and signed up for a year. Whew.