Anti-spam software: InBoxer 1.0

Most spam filters work by applying a specific set of rules and lists to each incoming message, but InBoxer is different. It uses language-processing technologies to identify more accurately which messages are unwanted. The system works surprisingly well — it picked up the vast majority of our junk mail and, in the time we tested it, only one message was incorrectly identified as spam.

Once installed, a Setup Wizard gives you three options: Express, Custom and Advanced. Express is more than adequate, although advanced users may prefer one of the other options that allow you to tailor settings.

Unlike some spam filter software which requires a separate application to sort your junk mail, InBoxer’s functions are installed right into Outlook. It creates two folders — one for blocked mail, and one called Review for messages which may or may not be junk. This makes it easy to scan for false positives. It also places additional buttons on Outlook’s toolbars, so you can easily tell the software whether to keep or block a particular message (see here for a screenshot).

The software is continually learning. Every time you select Keep or Block its data--base is updated, so that next time a similar message comes in it’s almost guaranteed to be handled correctly. Whereas most spam filters that learn as you go tend to be poor at identifying spam initially, InBoxer comes with a large database of offenders that makes it surprisingly accurate from the word go.

In brief: Audiotrieve InBoxer 1.0
InBoxer is exactly what anti-spam soft-ware should be. It’s accurate, easy to set up, and integrates nicely with Out-look. And its price won’t break the bank.
Price: $US24.95
Vendor: Audiotrieve

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