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Spam Assassin // SAproxy

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by Clarity, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    For anyone who installed this in the past, there's a new version of SAproxy which brings you current with the 'rules' created by Spam Assassin. Slightly improved recognition on an already (IMO) effective system.

    Anyway, just a heads up.

    http://saproxy.bloomba.com

    * Requires WinXP/2000, and only works on POP mail accounts (not webmail, AOL, etc.)
     
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I have for a long time resisted getting pop up stopper software(I have no idea why?) I thought this might be a good place to ask. What does everyone recommend and is it easy to install and use? Thanks in advance...
     
  3. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie

    It's simple to use and free. The ONLy drwback is sometimes when you click on a link the pop-up stooper will stop it. But just be wary of that.
     
  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    In those cases I just turn it off, or hold left-shift (or whatever it is - Control maybe?) to bypass the blocker.

    Just to be clear though, SAproxy is a spam (email) killer. Not a pop-up blocker.

    -=-=-=-=-

    On another note, does the thin white border around usernames bug anyone?
     
  5. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I hadn't even noticed the thin white border, so I'll say no :eek:
     
  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    C-Dog: Thanks for the update on SProxy. It has been about 98% effective in blocking $h!t e-mail (one spam did get through today, but i was able to recognize it as such immediately and delete it).

    As for the white border around the names, I did notice it and it doesn't bother me...in fact it does make the names a bit easier to read.
     
  7. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    BuckNutty, I installed the pop-up stopper Clarity recommended over on Bucknuts one day, and I absolutely love it. I usually run two or three browers at a time and Bucknuts is my home page. I got so sick of that add popping up for the magazine. ESPN is another site I visit frequently that contains a lot of pop-ups. The only down side is as Clarity mentioned, there are a few places that when you click on the link, you have to hold down the control key. Small price to pay to eliminate those annoying adds.

    PanicWare
     
  8. buckeye68

    buckeye68 Rookie

    I also downloaded the panicware after Clarity mentioned it on BN on my computer at home and at work (where I am right now :) ). As coxew stated above the ctrl click feature is a very small price to pay to get rid the pop-ups. I highly recommend it to any one. Works great on weather.com where it normally takes three minutes to get thru the pop-ups. By that time the weather has allready changed again. Are'nt Ohio spring/summers the best :mad2:
     
  9. Riptide

    Riptide National Champs in 2006

    Or you guys can start using Mozilla web browser. It has built-in pop-up stopping capabilities and I haven't had a problem with it accidentally filtering out valid links where you need to control+click.

    Mozilla is also much safer to use in many cases than Internet Explorer.

    They're both good browsers but I use Mozilla 90% of the time.

    Those that are interested, you can go to the download page and nab whichever version you need:

    Windows PC:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.3.1/mozilla-win32-1.3.1-installer.exe

    Mac OS X:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.3.1/mozilla-mac-MachO-1.3.1.dmg.gz

    Linux:
    http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.3.1/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.3.1-sea.tar.gz


    - Rip
     

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