Oct 14 2004
Spam is not new, neither are spam filters. Personal Antispam does a good job
of pulling together multiple filtering techniques, and provides a high
degree of user feedback.
Personal Antispam employees Bayesian filtering as well as address and
content, blacklist and whitelist filtering. It also works outside of your
email program, unlike other script-based solutions that drag client
It is easy to install, and during my testing experience, detected 90% of my
spam correctly with no false negatives. Mileage may vary, but I found
Personal Antispam outperformed other third party application son the same
spam samples by 15%.
Another exclusive to Personal Antispam is the depth of information returned
to the user. The href="http://www.intego.com/personalAntispam/zoom.asp?screen=capt_PAS01big.j
pg" target="_blank">Antipsam GUI clues you in to statistics, whitelist,
blacklist, attachment filtering and other mechanisms of the filter.
Personal Antispam is the most comprehensive anti-spam application I’ve seen,
but that performance comes at a price. Personal Antispam isn’t cheap.
Intego’s Personal Antispam works with Entourage and Apple’s Mail, and can be
had at their online store.