Greetings and thank you for your help. I did manage to find an antispam program rating review web page and thought I would share it with everyone. http://www.spamreviews.com/archives/000021.html They give ratings of what they like and why, and there is a top contender for which go here: http://www.spamreviews.com/archives/000003.html It allows you to report spammers to their respective web hosts as email abusers. Neat!!! I see it's also on sale and cheaper than the next runner-up. No idea if you have to get renewals each year, but for my purposes it is perfect. --- "Spider spider1-at-tampabay.rr.com |24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx|" <btq0hyf9f60t@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Filtering on words should be easy to do without spam filtering software. Simply create a rule and add the words yourself that you want to filter on. As for what is best, that depends somewhat on what your email software is and what might be compatible with it. For me, I find I no longer need one since I use Outlook for my email program and upgraded to the most recent 2003 version. It has good enough spam control built into it. Mailwasher is good if you don't mind running through a proxy, but I prefer spam software that integrates with my email program. Spam Inspector is one that integrates as well as another from Cloudmark. Neither of these are free however. I don't have the links handy but if you search for either of those programs you'll have no trouble finding them. In my opinion, any one that has a whitelist and blacklist with the ability to let you add to the filter on the fly and auto move messages from the inbox to the junk mail is a good one. Another method getting more and more popular is the challenge/response method. Mail will not come to your inbox until those sending, reply to a challenge message that is auto sent to them. When they answer a challenge once they are allowed through. The problem I've seen with that is some spammers actually answer the challenge message and get through. Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/spiderweb1.htm -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 12:16 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: what's a hat switch Hi, I would be very interested to know what anyone considers the really top spam and junk email filter program, since there are so many to choose from. MailWasher is a great freeware one, but does not have a way to filter out emails according to bad words. I see also some have a feature to allow you to send a spam complaint to the domain provider of the sender if you like. I'm just not sure which program is the top-rated one. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. _____________________________________________________________ http://www.LocalStreets.com - A Localized Shopping Search Engine For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.