And it’s free! And it works! Maybe I can make it an honorary member of the $10 Wine Hall of Fame.
The Wine Curmudgeon has been inundated with spam, even with my Outlook 2007 control set to high. But SpamBayes, in a matter of days, has sent almost all the spam to my junk mail folder, and I don’t have to spend my morning cleaning out the mailbox from the night before.
SpamBayes uses a statistical anti-spam filter, with new-style algorithms to detect spam. Plus, as near as I can tell, it learns from its mistakes. Plus, did I mention it’s free?
SpamBayes installs as an add-in for Outlook (and apparently works for Thunderbird, Gmail and Mac). After installation, it will ask how to configure it. Just use the suggested method. The software will set up a junk suspect folder, and if it isn’t sure what to do with email, it sends it there. Then, you can click on a button on the toolbar and send the file to the correct folder. It’s that simple. I don’t know that it has sent any legitimate mail to the junk mail folder without me getting a chance to identify. And almost all of the spam has gone directly to the junk email folder.