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SpamBat

Type of Program: Spam Blocker
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Batmore Technologies
Version: 10166
Price: $15
Installed Size: 379

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If you want a spam blocker (and who doesn't these days?) and you want an easy, straightforward and uncomplicated installation that works with any standard POP3 email program such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora and Netscape Messenger, but not AOL, then this is the program for you.

Basically you install the program and follow the wizard (oh so easy), you can import your address book from your current email client which becomes your 'approved' list. Set the options (my granny could do it) and you're off!!

The program works by allowing approved email through and anything else is put in a 'Pending' tray. Senders of the pending emails are sent a message explaining that you are protected by Spambat and all they have to do is follow a simple instruction to be approved. The idea is that spammers hide their real email address and use autosenders anyway so no approval will happen. Alternatively you can monitor each email manually and either approve or ban it. You can also view and log activity and see a graph of your approvals, bans and pending.

I have used this for a week now and the reduction in spam is substantial and improving daily. This is highly recommended and well worth the money.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie


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