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me sites that you think deserve to be featured here,
and shared with our readers. It does not have to be your own web
I am going to show you a site that has absolutely nothing to do
with PSP at all. It does however address a problem that I think
we all have, and that is the issue of SPAM.
I dont know
about you ... but I have seen a marked increase in the amount
of SPAM email that lands in my inbox over the last couple of months.
The SPAM itself is not what worries me ... its the content that
I receive that can only be described as downright disgusting.
In my "real
job" I am actually an Internet Service Provider .. so I guess
the issues of SPAM is something that I spend a lot of time trying
One of the
latest and greatest tools in the war on SPAM is called Spam Assassin.
If you are at all technically minded then you can read about Spam
Assassin at their web site .. http://www.spamassassin.org
The site I
would like to feature is the SAproxy site.
essentially a proxy server that you install on your PC and that
acts as an interface between your email program and the underlying
Spam Assassin "engine" to detect and delete SPAM. Unfortunately
you still need to download the SPAM ... but it never makes it
to your inbox ... instead it is routed to a seperate mail folder
that you create. You can even set up a mail rule to immediately
We have been
using it here and have found it to be VERY effective. We do get
the odd "false positive" where we get something that
is not spam but is flagged as spam .. but this is normally the
"joke" type emails you get from your friends. You can
rescue them from the spam folder :-)
Its FREE ...
and its based on open source code.
on the site explains in detail how to install it for most of the
popular email clients.
I hope it
works as well for you as it does for me :-)