Reviewing a collection of free software & websites
There no intention of giving a compete overview of available free software. This is the stuff I use and trust, many for years, some for decades.
Always evaluate the software before installation to make sure that is is still free software. Careful to never install toolbars & additional software.
Spamfilter : Surfright Caretaker Antispam:
This is the first software that I actually payed to filter spam. With regrets that free software is no longer an equally performant option but convinced. One of the developers is the man behind the original Hitman Pro (see above). This intelligent spam filter (first release 26/6/2007) does far better than (once brilliant) bayesian filtering and filters in different layers. The upgrades follow rapidly. It works not only with Outlook but also with Thunderbird, IncrediMail and other clients. They also have an Exchange Server version. And as a bonus, it ads an invisible marker in your sent mails that informs other spam fighters that your mail is clean. It doesn’t conflict with other antispam tools.
(I allowed Surfright to use the “Nondisputandum” logo for promotional purposes.)
How about good old Sourceforge Spambayes and Spamihilator.
They were absolutely the best free spamfilters in their days.
Spambayes might still work, though is has not been developped to sta stable with the new Windows versions.
Spamihilator is still updated but after all those years there have been no major improvements. So,... good as a second choice.
A way to protect your mail in a website (webmasters), without anyone noticing the difference, is using a tool that transforms your letters in code.
This is more difficult than text to be picked-up by search bots.
Use E.-Cloaker from codebrain.com
will look (somehow) like:
This code pasted in your html will show a functional mail address in any browser. The mailaddress will be active an can be hit to open the mailclient.
But even that is not enough anymore.
So replace your mail address by a gif:
The tool is called XDenser - Safe Mail To.
You can even disturb the gif (or jpeg) with points in the background to keep it hidden, even for the most powerfull bots.
Your mailadres will than look like: