Anti Spam Software Comodo AntiSpam

Spam makes between 90% to 95% of all email on the Internet. This huge number means that most Internet users have to deal with spam on a regular basis. Many email providers use spam filters to sort out most of the spam before it reaches the user's inbox. It is however often the case that spam emails reach the inbox so that the user has to deal with the spam personally.

Desktop email clients and security software often comes with an anti spam component as well to tackle spam on the desktop. That's of no use for users who manage their email accounts on a website but those that prefer desktop software have additional anti spam software at their disposal to block spam from reaching the inbox.

The anti spam software Comodo AntiSpam is such a software program. It is compatible with many popular email clients such as Outlook, Windows Mail or Mozilla Thunderbird.

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The anti spam software uses Passcode authentication to protect the email accounts from spam. This anti spam protection basically uses a whitelist of senders that are allowed to send email to the user. Every other email sender that is not in that list needs to reply to an email that are automatically generated before the original email will be accepted. It is like captcha for email.

The program walks the user through a five step setup process that consist of the following configurations:

  • Generation of the passcode
  • Import of authenticated senders either from email programs or address book files
  • Configuration of email accounts that are automatically recognized by Comodo AntiSpam

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Comodo AntiSpam runs in the background from that moment on. It will automatically send out the passcode email verifications to senders who are not on the authenticated sender list.

New email accounts can be added to the program at any time. It is furthermore possible to add email senders and domains to a blacklist so that their emails are blocked automatically from that time on.

How effective is Comodo AntiSpam? That depends on a number of factors. Spam is usually send out automated and a great deal of spam messages can be blocked with the passcode authentication. Spam senders who take the time to reply manually to the passcode authentication could however bypass the system. It is also likely that many phishing emails would go through as they fake the sender's email address.

The verification raises concerns when it comes to first time contacts with legit companies as it is not clear how they will react if they receive a passcode reply email.

Comodo Antispam is nevertheless an interesting anti spam software that works best in addition to other anti spam techniques. The anti-spam software is available for free at the Comodo website.

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Responses to Anti Spam Software Comodo AntiSpam

  1. rob May 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    heya!
    nice review but.. you forget to mention that "Comodo XYZ" is a pain in the ass to deinstall; at least it was with "Comodo Internet Security".
    Installed it onto my moms pc.. and the desaster begun.
    autoupdate failed, mozilla/firefox internet connection failed and interal deinstall routine of "comodo internet security" - guess what? - failed, too.
    last hope was google and forums full of users, which had the same prob at deinstall. (CCleaner "brutal" deinstall and manual registry / file-left-over cleaning helped at least..)
    comodo may be good in internet protection like firewall or antispam, but until they rewrite their total install/deinstall routine, I wont reinstall any of their products.
    thats not a general no to comodo, just my personal opinion.

    • Martin May 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

      This one was actually very easy to uninstall.

      • rob May 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

        maybe the finally fixed their install/uninstall probs/routines.
        point for them!
        now i should give them a 2nd try :)

  2. Aaron May 28, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    I think real time blacklists are the best way for protecting against spam. I guess that requires you to have your own email server, so I guess whitelists are the second best way except spammers will sometimes spoof their address so it looks like the email is coming from you or people you work with. Banning IP addresses or using an RBL service is probably the best method.

  3. Flatlands May 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    I did live to regret eber installing this program a few years back. It started kick non spam and would straighten up, I uninstalled and Outlook would no longer operate correctly. Clean install outlook didn't work so had to to formay and clean install the whole drive. Once again commode sux

  4. rono May 29, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Try "spampal"
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/spampal/

  5. pctime August 10, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Wow, just in need of an antivirus software. Thanks for recommending.

  6. pro hacking April 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    i prefer avira premium..... its been effective for a very long time.

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