Outlook Spam Filter
Well, I had thought that the Outlook 2003 spam filter would obviate the need for external spam filters, but either I don’t understand it or I it doesn’t work well. Basically, it doesn’t seem to work in cached mode and it seems to require you to click before it fliters things. In any case, I did a quick search for “Outlook Spam Filter”:http://google.com/search?q=outlook+spam+filter and here’s what I found:
# “Outlook Spam Filter”:http://www.outlook-spam-filter.com/. NOt surprising it is the #1 hit. Bayesian, White and black list, keywords too.
# “Cloudmark”:http://www.cloudmark.com/. One of our investments (!!!) Nice that it is the #2 hit.
# “Spam Bully”:http://www.spambully.com/. Another commercial package. Similar features with other folks . Bayesian as well.
# “SpamBayes”:http://starship.python.net/crew/mhammond/spambayes/. A freeware Bayesian filter. Nice freeware package. Great management tool. Let’s you look at multiple inboxes, you can see spam scores as an outlook field. Also, if you drag email from a Junk E-mail or Junk Suspects field, it automatically notices and updates itself.
# “Microsoft Outlook 2003”:http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/AnchorDesk/4520-7297_16-5093279.html?tag=adts. A good discussion by Coursey about how Microsoft’s filter works.
# “Spam Assassin for Outlook”:http://sourceforge.net/projects/saoutlook/. This is an Outlook add-in rather than a server side program. Spam Assassin is an open source spam filtering package. Kind of a cool idea, but hard to figure out how and if it actually works.