BullGuard releases free spam filter

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Craig was sucked into the endless vortex of tech at an early age, only to be spat back out babbling things like "phase-locked-loop crystal oscillators!". Mostly this receives a pat on the head from the listener, followed closely by a question about what laptop they should buy.

The solution to most spam these days is simple: get a Gmail account.

For those who don't have the option, or want that bit of extra protection, it's time to enable a spam filter.

Able to monitor Outlook, Outlook Express or Thunderbird, BullGuard's latest iteration of its aptly named Spamfilter program analyses your existing good and bad email and starts building rules from there. It also draws on BullGuard's spam database to knock out known spam emails, and maintains a whitelist and blacklist of email addresses, so you can either stop email from friends being blocked or damn that prince from Nigeria permanently.

Most interestingly it comes with free 24/7 support -- meaning at the very least that it's worth a bash. Sadly it's only built for the 32-bit versions of Windows Vista, XP and 2000, but if that includes you (and that's the vast majority), then you can download the 14MB program with abandon from here.

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Kymmmm posted a comment   

On install it tells you to remove all other virus and firewall programs. Which I thought interesting and also stupid as its just a spam filter. I have avast free virus a PSF free firewall. Avast free and Bullguard are not compatable and I guess Bullguard may not be compatible with a lot of other virus programs. I was disappointed and will try it again if they can get it right.


birchwood@aussieisp.net.au posted a comment   

I like it

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