POPFile, the best free spam filter bar none

By on February 11, 2008, 2:04 AM
While I find Gmail’s spam filter pretty adequate, for people with POP email accounts, or even worse, POP accounts that have to be visible on the web (like my techspot.com address), fighting spam can become quite the nightmare. Even with some server-side software setup, spammers can learn the software’s filtering behavior and bypass it easily. Just the same thing happens with blacklists.

Say hello to POPFile, an open-source automatic mail classification tool that just works (after some training).

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PanicX said:
Hmm.. I'd have to disagree.I've been using [url=http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/]Spam Bayes[/url] for years and its been great. It's free, cross platform and provides plugins for most common email clients.
thejedislayer said:
I like the Thunderbird email client that I have. The spam protection is really good, I think. However, never hurts to give something like this a try.
Julio said:
Ok, so the title was a bit sensationalist, I admit that much :).That said, Spam bayes is roughly the same as POPFile in concept, so we are in the same page there. Thunderbird has decent spam protection, more so than Outlook's built-in junk email options, but POPFile is more powerful (according to my very informal tests).
Mictlantecuhtli said:
So it's something that runs in the background? How does it 'integrate' or work with Thunderbird?
Julio said:
POPFile sits between your POP server and your client, so you have to modify your incoming email server in any client you use to listen to the POPFile designated address.
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