Ali Posted April 16, 2003 Share Posted April 16, 2003 When MailWasher came along it quickly became my favourite. But it turned out to be too much work (yeah i'm lazy) to check my eMail twice, once with Mailwasher, filter and finally check with Eudora. I didn't like Spamnix either since it wasn't free. A lil' brainstorming came to the rescue. Now this is how my 3 layers of spam-filtering is done:For POP3, Eudora -->(connects to) SpamAssassin POP3Proxy --> POPFile --> Norton Internet Security Spam filter --> eMail server.For WebMail (like hotmail.com), Eudora -->(connects to) SpamAssassin POP3Proxy --> POPFile --> Web2POP --> eMail server.This required 3 programs:SpamAssassin POP3ProxyPOPFileNIS(Web2POP for webmail-based accounts)1) NIS required no setting up whatsoever, since all eMail checks are automatically redirected through NIS, being checked for virii and spam.2) POPFile, as everyone knows, is a quick learner. Spend 1 min/day for a week for false spam-tags and you've got it running smoothly.3) SpamAssassin required no setting up either. To make sure it didn't mark legitimate mail as spam, I simply added a list of known servers/address to it's whitelist.All 3 programs change the subject of spam eMail, and can be filtered to separate folders. If one fails to tag spam, either of the other two surely gets it.That's it!All programs run automatically at startup in my WinXP machine. All I have to do is launch Eudora and check my eMail. That means, I could pretty much automate my eMail checking and spam-filtering with only having to spend a few minutes a week to make sure everything's running fine.With avg. 20 spam eMails a day, I haven't seen any spam email in my inbox for the last 3 months.Hope this is helpful to someone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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