What's the best spam filter?
September 9, 2004 9:07 PM   Subscribe

spamfilter - whats the latest hot ticket... i've tried cloudmark - and liked it.. what else do people recommend these days?
posted by specialk420 to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I use Knowspam but frankly the development appears to have stalled, and popular requests by users ignored, to the point that the public feedback section was removed. My suggestion would be the find something else.
posted by riffola at 9:18 PM on September 9, 2004

SpamAssassin combined with Exim ACLs remains my solution of choice.
posted by majick at 9:45 PM on September 9, 2004

If you combine SpamAssassin with SpamHaus you'll really cut down on the spam.
posted by cmonkey at 10:07 PM on September 9, 2004

Much to my surprise, Opera's spamfilter has been doing a really great job. I have no idea how it works, but it's even beating out ol' POPFile.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:58 PM on September 9, 2004

SpamBayes has a great Outlook-integrated solution, if that's your e-mail client.

I've also used POPFile, which is more standalone--it runs as a proxy POP server, and you manage it through your browser--but also much more flexible, since it can not only learn to distinguish spam, but any number of classifications. I've got to say, though, that I've uninstalled and re-installed it 3 or 4 times now, and every time, after working for a while, it bombs out and stops working, so while I really like it, I can't seem to get it to work.
posted by LairBob at 4:37 AM on September 10, 2004

spamassassin (inc local training), procmail filtering, reverse dns lookups for known bad guys. i see maybe one message a day. some details here (self link).
posted by andrew cooke at 6:07 AM on September 10, 2004

gmail. best spam filter i've come across.
posted by humuhumu at 7:32 AM on September 10, 2004

cool. thanks for tips people ... seems like this changes every couple months. i
posted by specialk420 at 8:36 AM on September 10, 2004

I've been struggling with the best server-side option for many virtual hosting users (sendmail/linux). Anybody have some hints in that direction? I've been thinking of implementing a whitelist system, but have had a hell of a time finding a reasonable (free, as in beer) solution.
posted by maniactown at 9:11 AM on September 10, 2004

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