I found this hilarious, more than annoying. But I’ve been recently spammed by the very people who fight spam. I applied for a promotion with SpamFighter in which by linking to them I received a free license key to their product. A few days went by and I ended up forgetting about it, like a lot of things like this on the internet, you’re never really certain if the company will follow through. Well, sure enough a few days later a license key came in my email. At this point I hadn’t yet even downloaded or installed Spam Fighter on my system, and I was a little busy so the email got buried and ignored. Over the next few days however I got four reminder emails from SpamFighter that I’d not yet utilized my license key. Check that, it’s been five now. It appears they are sending a ‘reminder’ every second day. I can understand how and why this process is automated, the average user would have paid for this product, and it would be in their best interest to utilize their investment. Since I didn’t put any money out, but was given the product, my level of interest in using it is probably less.
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I don’t genuinely think they were spamming me, but five reminder emails in a span of about a week is a bit much! Give a guy some space and some time to try your product on his own schedule. Life is busy and things often sit in my email inbox for days (even weeks) at a time! Can anyone relate?
Well, I finally installed SpamFighter Pro to take a look. Wow! Installation was ultra-easy. I use outlook as my email client, and I’ve never experienced a program that installs and integrates so quickly and hassle free. Impressed. Now to see how it works, and what its usability is like. SpamFighter is pretty self-explanatory, it sets itself up, creates a new folder where all your spam will be dumped, of course giving you the option to look through it before they are deleted. It’s got a lot of options for customization, and gives some good statistics. You can find out just how much spam you’ve been saved from, and even what your spam ratio is.
Obviously important is the ability to setup your own blacklist or whitelist, which is really easy to do with SpamFighter. Another feature I liked is that you can remove spam by language. So you can automatically filter out all those Chinese emails you get. Here’s what the SPAMfighter website tells us about auto-filtering. “SPAMfighter exploits the power of a very large community of people that instantly report if they receive a spam mail. When someone blocks a spam mail, it is automatically filtered for the rest of the community in seconds. In this way, very few people in the community will ever see the spam mail. Each time you check your email in your email client, the system automatically checks your mail against the SPAMfighter servers list of known spam messages. If a message is identified as spam, it is automatically moved to the Spam folder.” Pretty simple stuff, but highly effecitve!
The Bottom Line
SpamFighter goes really easy on your system resources. As such I would really recommend you download it and give it a try. If Spam is at all a frustration for you, this will certainly save you the headache. Although I was a bit lazy getting around to trying it, and had to be motivated to install it, the whole install and testing process was short and sweet (less than 20 minutes) and in the end I felt comfortable with it on my system. SpamFighter has won a lot of awards, PC World, Brothersoft, Computer World, ITSecurity have all recognized it (to name a few), and it is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. So, my recommendation: try it today, if you purchase SpamFighter Pro you better install it right away or you may get a few reminder emails!
SpamFighter Screen shots as requested by my friend over at TechMaish:
Below is the screen shot from the main options menu for SpamFighter.
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