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Cloudmark Desktop (formerly SafetyBar)

Cloudmark Desktop stops over 98% of spam, fraud, attacks and all email threats automatically and to achieve zero false positives in industry reviews.
  1. When message arrives, Cloudmark Desktop  generates a set of fingerprints and sends them to the Cloudmark service.
  2. The Cloudmark service determines if the fingerprints are undesirable based on the consensus of the Cloudmark community.
  3. This information is returned from the Cloudmark service, delivering legitimate mail to Inbox and spam and fraud to Spam Folder.

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- PC Magazine Best of the Year 2004
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice
- PC Magazine 5 Stars for Accuracy
- PC World 2004 World Class Award
- PC World Best Buy


EmailProtect is filtering and control software for your email. EmailProtect gives you control over who may send you email by preventing unwanted email from entering your Inbox.

  • Dynamic, real-time filtering of inbound emails, based on approved word and email address lists
  • Sends uninvited email to a Quarantine for safe review
  • Provides a safe preview of email, with the ability to turn image display off
  • You can easily add your friends to your Safe List
  • Deletes uninvited email automatically
  • Filters on dozens of categories
  • Automatically filters all POP email accounts for those users who have multiple email addresses; no setup required
  • Software updates occur automatically or manually, at your discretion
  • Web Mail Compatibility: Yahoo (must sign up for Yahoo Popmail account), Hotmail/MSN (forward to Popmail account)

+ EmailProtect Free Download

- TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award Winner

MailWasher Pro

Apart from being the most effective software to fight spam, you'll find that MailWasher Pro is probably the easiest anti-spam software to use. We took the view that if we can't understand how to use a piece of software in under 5 minutes then it's probably always going to be hard to use. Why try and learn a whole lot of new icons and procedures? You want a program with a minimal learning curve, is easy to use and looks attractive. 

  • View your e-mail before it gets to your computer, so you can deal to it effectively.

  • Bounce back unwanted e-mail so it looks as if your e-mail address is not valid. This will make the sender think your address is no longer active so your name can be removed from their list.

  • Delete unwanted e-mail before you download them.

  • MailWasher Pro analyses each e-mail as it arrives and warns you if it is suspected junk mail or a virus by using fuzzy logic and filtering.

  • Any e-mail you bounce back get their senders details put on the blacklist for easy removal if they come back. You can even set it to automatically bounce and delete blacklisted e-mail, or whole domains off the server.

  • Effective filtering to automatically spot spam, plus it uses a customizable list of blacklisted e-mail senders and/or regular expressions to filter out potential spammer addresses and messages.

  • Unlimited e-mail accounts. Support for POP3 and Hotmail.

  • Fast download of message headers using simultaneous checking, we have clocked speeds of 25 e-mail message headers per second.

  • It's easy to use. In fact it has the familiar look and feel of Outlook Express. Plus, MailWasher Pro is only one file, and it won't distribute loads of other files all over your hard drive.

  • Comprehensive help and frequently asked questions. A tutorial and animated tutorial are also included

  • Works with your existing e-mail program, whether it is Outlook, Eudora, Netscape or any other program.

+ Link: MailWasher  Pro Screenshot

- As seen on CNN and BBC World
- TUCOWS 5 Cows Rating

CoffeeCup SpamBlocker

Spam Blocker works with any POP3 email account. It checks your HTML and Text email and removes spam right from the mail server so you never see it in your regular inbox. Then you can review the suspicious emails in Spam Blocker and choose to keep them or delete them forever. You can even send 'Bounce Back' messages to the spammers telling them that your email address does not exist so they remove you from their lists! Download CoffeeCup Spam Blocker -Click here

+ Link: CoffeeCup SpamBlocker Screenshot

- TUCOWS 5 Cows Rating

McAfee SpamKiller

McAfee SpamKiller quickly and easily helps you stop spam from polluting your inbox with advanced rule-based and list based filtering. Now works with MSN/Hotmail. McAfee SpamKiller uses a multi-layered filtering engine and state-of-the-art technology - e.g., One-Click Block, Dictionary Attack filtering, predictive analysis - to keep inboxes clean and free of spam, including offensive content and potentially dangerous identity theft scams. Screenshot  

  • Based on spam blocked, McAfee SpamKiller trains and personalizes its core filtering engine to block similar spam.
  • Advanced filter technology quarantines questionable mail and places it in a blocked email folder for automatic deletion. The blocked email folder can be password protected for parents wishing to protect children from unsuitable content.
  • Uses proprietary technology that keeps spammers from finding and using your name (e.g.,,, Powerful "Dictionary Attack" filtering detects minor variations in an email's TO: or CC: fields and blocks emails it detects using these techniques.
  • Reports spam abuse to Web hosts and Internet Service Providers, while encouraging users to report undetected spam email directly to McAfee.

- TUCOWS 5 Cows Rating

Qurb 2.0

Qurb stops spam efficiently and effectively, allowing only mail from approved senders into your inbox. Qurb works and integrates with Outlook Express 5.5, 6.0 or Outlook 2000/2002/2003.

  • Easy to use and understand, integrate with your email client
  • Improves productivity by reserving mail notification for messages received from approved senders
  • Learns who you communicate with and updates your whitelist of approved senders as you work
  • Automatically verifies the authenticity of messages from people and companies using industry standard digital signatures
  • Optionally challenge/response allows Qurb to confirm that senders of messages are real people and not automated spam robots
  • Handles well with mailing lists

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- PC Magazine Best of 2003 Award
- PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award
- CNet Review 7.7
- Spam Filter Review Silver Award


Once iHateSpam is installed, incoming email is rapidly analyzed against iHateSpam's spam indicators to determine if a message is spam. Suspicious emails are then placed in a special "quarantine" folder in the user's email system. iHateSpam uses a spam analysis system to determine if a message is spam or not.

  • Filters those irritating junk emails out of your inbox into a quarantine folder!
  • No configuration or setup needed, install it once and it works!
  • Does not lose emails you really need to see
  • Get control back over that flood of annoying and time-wasting email.
  • Buy from a reliable company. Sunbelt Software is on the 2001 Inc. 500 Magazine list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies. We get you best-of-breed tools with world-class quality support.
  • The press loves iHateSpam. There are many very positive reviews. This really is a great product with over 250,000 users.

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- PC World Best Buy 2003
- Windows & .NET Magazine Best Spam Filter


MailboxMail provides 100% SPAM free email. MailboxMail uses highly effective address verification and spam blocking technology called Challenge/Response. Contacts listed in your address book and individuals that you send a message to are automatically approved to send messages directly into your inbox.

  • Block 100% of Spam!
  • Complete virus protection.
  • Huge storage and attachment sizes.
  • Multi-language Interface!
  • Keep Your Current Email Address.
  • SEC compliant email archive!
  • POP3 compatible.
  • Use your own company domain (ie.!
  • Synchronize your email, address book, calendar and more with Outlook!
  • Share your calendar, events and tasks with friends!
  • Absolutely NO advertisements!
  • Customized folders and email rules!

- As seen on NBC, CNN, Yahoo!, AOL, PC Magazine

Mailbox Filter

Mailbox Filter is the ONLY Software that Filters AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Hotmail and POP3 Email Accounts...
Easy to use, easy to install, and self-configuring, Mailbox Filter works with most POP3 email programs such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape, Incredimail, plus these popular web mail systems: AOL, Hotmail, MSN and Yahoo.

- The File Transit 5 Stars Rating
- BrotherSoft 5 of 5 Rating

JunkMail Cop

Don't you tired of dealing with pornography offers, endless special offers, "earn thousands weekly", and all the other junk e-mail? Your time is valuable, so having your inbox flooded with junk messages is not only annoying but also costly. Now, you can say goodbye to all spam with JunkMail Cop - the fast and easy way to dramatically reduce spam in your inbox. It will install directly into your system - scanning and filtering that time wasting, irritating junk e-mail.  


Bayesian junk mail filter for outlook and outlook express. Spam Bully utilizes the latest technology which learns from spammers messages and continually adjusts its spam filter to protect your mailbox. Using proactive rather than reactive methods for eliminating spams, it can block over 99% of spam in most cases.

  • Sophisticated Bayesian spam filter
  • Friends/Spammers List Protection
  • Block Countries and Languages
  • Query questionable emails
  • Comprehensive spam reporting graphs
  • Realtime Blackhole Lists
  • Attachment Blocking
  • Analyze Links for Spam Content

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- As seen in Wired Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal,
- TUCOWS 5 Cows Rating


SpamBlocs collects spam from and over 100 other spam reporting site and analyzes spam and quarantines dangerous files to reduce spam in your inbox.

  • Blocks 99% of Spam.
  • Receive only the messages you want.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Compatible with Outlook and Outlook Express.
  • Supports Windows 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP.
  • Allows you to create a white list.
  • Many other features.

- As seen in Yahoo!, NBC, Google

Spam Protector

Spam Protector for Web Developer to protects your HTML pages from robots which collect EMAIL addresses from sites.


This free script is to protect your email address from being caught by spammers. Spammers use robots to crawl the web and pick up email addresses from all web sites that the robots encounter. This means that if you have a mailto: link on your web site (such as <A>Mail me</A>), you're a potential spam victim: The spammer robots might pick up your email address and add it to the ever-growing list of spam recipients.


AntiSpamWare is able to recognize and delete unwanted mail; in addition, however, it also offers a whole range of interesting capabilities to stop it being sent in the first place.
For instance, it allows complaint mails to be dispatched to the senders of junk mail and their Internet providers, so helping to stem the flood of advertising mails over time.

- As seen on WDR (German TV Show)

ChoiceMail One

ChoiceMail One is a single user anti spam software product. It is a Permission Based system that employs optional Challenge/Response and rules to accommodate special situations. This unique combination effectively prevents 100% of the spam intended for the userís inbox. ChoiceMail One contains one list of people from whom messages are always allowed and another list of senders that are never allowed. If the sender is on neither of the lists ChoiceMail One sends a challenge message back to the sender asking for identification so as to prove they are not spamming; this is a user selectable option. Try ChoiceMail One Free for 14 days.

- As Seen In The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald
- PC Magazine 4 Stars Rating
- Laptop Magazine 4.5 Stars Rating


SpamPal can help separate your spam from the mail you really want to read by sitting between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamPal considers to be spam will be tagged with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder. SpamPal use DNSBL list, which list the known unsecure (smtp) mail servers, to separate the possible junk email from your mailbox.





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Last modified: April 17, 2008

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