McAfee SpamKiller, McAfee SpamKiller Web Site, Approximately $40.00 USD
I just installed McAfee SpamKiller this afternoon and have been using it with success. It may become a permanent addition to my software collection. However, I want to use it for a few more days before I commit to it.
Basically, it scans my email at my mail server before it is downloaded to my hard drive via Microsoft Outlook 2002. The mail is filtered based on settings I choose or by McAfee SpamKiller's default settings that are pretty good. The mail is displayed in a easy to understand GUI for my examination. Here, I decide if I want to accept the email, delete it, assign a filter, and more. Remember, the email is still on the email server. If I decide to delete the email it is deleted before it arrives to my hard drive and if I decide to accept the email it is scanned by Norton AntiVirus as soon as it is on my hard drive. Yepper, Norton AntiVirus is my anti-virus software and works perfectly with McAfee SpamKiller.
As with any new software it takes a little bit of getting used to but the learning curve is easy. The appearance is much like Outlook 2002 but much simpler. This program stands between my PC and my email server in a non-obtrusive way. It sounds-off when a new email hits my email server which is a nice touch, but may be obtrusive to some people. There is an option to turn the sound off if it bothers you. Outlook may do pretty much the same thing as far as filtering is concerned, but this is much simpler and I like it.
From the McAfee.com SpamKiller Web Site:
- Block emails using both lists and preset filters
- Update internal filters automatically
- Filter MSN/Hotmail, POP3 and MAPI email
- Create custom filters
- Quarantine spam outside of your inbox
- Import "friends" automatically into your safe list
- Monitor and filter multiple email accounts
- Fight back against spammers
- A POP3, MSN/Hotmail or MAPI email account
- Most Internet email systems use POP3 accounts.
- Important: SpamKiller filters MSN/Hotmail, but currently does not filter AOL, Yahoo or other Web-based email.
- Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000 or XP
- 5MB free hard disk space
McAfee SpamKiller Web Site
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