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September 07, 2005

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Kenneth

What's your take on Microsoft's newly-acquired AntiSpyware, and the Spam utility in Mozilla Thunderbird? Is the latter comparable to Popfile on the basis of effectiveness?

Maltadad

Microsoft also recently bought an adware company. Next day the adware from this company was dowgraded from "must remove" to "harmless". You can't go wrong by always assuming that Microsoft is NOT on your side.

I don't use Thunderbird myself as I use Kontact running under Linux. I have tested it and also had good reports about it but haven't tried the Spam Filter. My suggestion is: Try it and see. If you get good results with it, great. However bear in mind that if you change email clients then you lose your spam history and filters and have to start again from scratch. With Popfile you can use any client as Popfile interposes itself between the mail server and the client.

I have even transferred the Popfile Knowledge base between computers and from Windows to Linux simply by copying the relevant files.

Maltadad

Microsoft also recently bought an adware company. Next day the adware from this company was dowgraded from "must remove" to "harmless". You can't go wrong by always assuming that Microsoft is NOT on your side.

I don't use Thunderbird myself as I use Kontact running under Linux. I have tested it and also had good reports about it but haven't tried the Spam Filter. My suggestion is: Try it and see. If you get good results with it, great. However bear in mind that if you change email clients then you lose your spam history and filters and have to start again from scratch. With Popfile you can use any client as Popfile interposes itself between the mail server and the client.

I have even transferred the Popfile Knowledge base between computers and from Windows to Linux simply by copying the relevant files.

Sharon

Hehehehe I was thinking of buying Norton. So now I'll try out this AVG thingy. I used to use McAfee but it really slowed down my computer.

Also, I tried and really liked Geek Super Hero, www.geeksuperhero.com to keep my machine free from popups, adware, spyware, etc

My friend used Zone Alarm and it used to pop up with restrictions every couple of minutes. Norton tends to the same sometimes which is a little irritating. I want my browsing experience to be smooth!

Sharon

How is AVG free? The site keeps prompting me to buy stuff :)

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