Last week I described two very good solutions for blocking spam mail. One of the solutions blocks 100% of the junk while the other blocks either most of it or perhaps all of it, depending upon how it is installed. I have used both of the methods described last week and can attest that they work well. Both have some drawbacks, however.
This week I thought I would describe the method that I now use. It is not the cheapest solution nor the most expensive. However, it is more flexible than the two methods I described earlier as it has many more options. I have been able to configure it in exactly the manner that I wish. In the few weeks that I have been using this method, it has blocked 100% of the 300 or so spam messages that I receive daily. Unlike some other anti-spam solutions, it has allowed all of the wanted e-mail messages to pass through.
Again, the solution that I prefer is available in two versions: free and a more powerful version that is available for a fee. It works with AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, MSN and Hotmail web e-mail accounts as well as with all normal POP3/SMTP e-mail accounts. (Most Internet e-mail accounts use POP3/SMTP. The exceptions are AOL, Yahoo, MSN and Hotmail.)
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