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Type of Program: Antispam add-in for Outlook
Supported Platforms: Outlook running on Win98/NT/ME/2K/XP
Company Name: Audiotrieve
Version: 1.0
Price: $29.95
Installed Size: 16.7 MB


I am not too big a fan of Spam sorting programs. I have never yet been convinced that the Delete button has been superseded yet. But InBoxer, aside from having a quite witty name, could manage just that. InBoxer integrates with Microsoft Outlook (currently it does not work with Outlook Express or Win95) and sorts "spam" into two categories; "Blocked" and "Review". The review function is what I feel is the strength of InBoxer. Other Spam program often just move all "Spam" to the bin, or to a single folder. This for me means that I check all of the "spam" as I often have found wanted EMails marked for destruction. In addition, while I used InBoxer nothing was mis-sorted, so I suspect after a while I would feel confident to start trusting the InBoxer "Blocked" category, and just check the "Review".

Furthermore, InBoxer is largely transparent in operation once installed, unlike other programs that ask for your decision for what is spam and is not. It also uses an internal algorithm to detect Spam, and it monitors what you delete and keep. Given time, this method is supposed to become more in tune with your wanted EMail.

InBoxer is a largish download, but it installs fast and has varying levels of configuration complexity, including a quite brainless follow-the-prompt method. In short, for those wanting assistance in combating the ever-increasing Spam problem, InBoxer is definitely worth giving it the 21 day try.

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Reviewed by Andrew Josef Glina

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