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Tony D

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#3
The problem with all these is that the mail ends up in your mail client. These applications merely move the spam to a folder.

Check out MailMax - it picks up the mail before it gets to your mailbox. One of my business customers uses it. I don't know how it works, but here it is:
https://www.trustwave.com/secureEmail.php
 

AdvancedSetup

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#4
Well the only way possible I can think of is, they get the mail, then clean/purge it, then forward it on to you. Otherwise I don't see anyway of cleaning it BEFORE it gets to the mailbox.

It also does not appear to be free and I can see why.
 

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#5
I don't know that it will work with the home user. I'm saying this because I think the MX record is changed to send email to MailMax. Once MailMax does its filtering, it sends it along to the user. Like I said, I haven't used it, but one of my business customers had it set up by another IT company. This company has its own domain and Exchange server.
 

Seth

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#8
BTW- Best way to avoid spam?

Have a "junk" email addy this is only used for online orders, forums, etc.