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Kill That Spam for Free!

You can integrate this powerful spam filter system directly into popular email clients.

By Preeti Vasishtha

As if it’s not hard enough to keep up with work and personal email, there are those stubborn unsolicited messages that urge you to buy cheaper medicines, invest in certain shares, etc., and clog your in-box—every day.

Don’t despair, there’s help available. Spamato (http://spamato.sourceforge.net) is a free and powerful spam-filter system that combines several techniques to combat spam. It can be directly integrated into popular email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.

When Spamato detects a spam message, it moves it to a special junk mail folder where you can review Spamato’s decisions.
When Spamato detects a spam message, it moves it to a special junk-mail folder where you can review Spamato’s decisions. You can report undetected spam messages and/or revoke messages mistaken for spam. The system generates graphical statistics to explain the efficiency of every single filter and the overall effectiveness of the whole system. You also can adjust several settings and see why a particular message has been considered spam or ham.

To use Spamato, you need a working Java 5 environment (or higher). You can get the latest version of Java at http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads. The developers have tested Spamato on a variety of operating systems and have encountered general problems only with Windows 95/98/ME (or older). Spamato may not work if you install it on such systems.

If you have any questions regarding the installation or usage of Spamato, just post a message at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=459856. For comments and suggestions to improve the system, post your message at http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=459855.

 


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