I have been using Spamihilator for the last two years and can only say that this is the best free anti spam software that I have ever used. And believe me, I tried a lot. Before i used the software I received approximately 500 spam mails per day, mainly due to published emails on websites that I own.
I searched desperately for a good anti spam software and tried many. Many that I tried did not reduce the spam count enough to justify their use, others caused lots of false positives which flagged legitimate emails as spam.
Then, finally after a long evaluation period I found the spam software that I'm still using today. It reduced my daily spam amount from 500 to 4 in just two days.
Spamihilator "sits" between your mail client and the email server, and analyzes every single email that flows through it.
If the program believes that a mail is spam, it moves it to the trashcan and the training area.The training area is important, as you use it to teach the program to make it better.
It is highly suggested to use the training area for at least the first work of operating Spamihilator to make sure that no legitimate emails land in the trashcan folder. You can also add email addresses to a whitelist so that they will never be flagged as spam regardless of contents. This can be useful to make 100% sure that mails from select recipients arrive in your inbox and are not interrupted by the spam checker.
If there is a whitelist there's also a blacklist, you can add emails to the blacklist so that they are always flagged as spam and moved to the trash automatically as a consequence.
The training area helps to increase distinguishing chance of the spam software, you can select every mail and define it as spam or not. The program learns from your actions here and will improve its spam detecting algorithm further based on that.
The amount of spam mails I received remained steady the same, but the amount that arrived at my mailbox was reduced by an astonishing 98% after just two days of using the spam program.
Spamihilator already has some good spam checking algorithm which gets better by using the training area but there are also lots of plugins which mostly serve a special spam type. Lets take a look at some of the most important plugins.
There are lots more, all can be downloaded from the official homepage.
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