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advanced spam filter for Outlook SpamBayes is an intelligent spam filter and message classifier for Outlook, that automatically categorizes your incoming messages into `good`, `spam` and `unsure` and sorts them into the associated folder. The program uses an advanced, bayesian filtering method that requires no manual setup and gets smarter the more email it processes. It includes a training wizard that can be used to feed it some spam messages, otherwise it will learn from your incoming email as you go. It it misses (or incorrect classified), you can just click the toolbar button and make the message `spam` or `good`, and SpamBayes will automatically learn from it, avoiding to make similar mistakes in the future. The program is easy to use and setup and probably one of the most accurate filtering tools we have come across, with a detection rate of close to 100 percent. Copyright

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Product Details

Publisher Open Source Price Free
Version 1.04 Last updated Apr 05, 2005
File Size 2.88 Mb Requirements None

User Reviews

5 stars72% 8
4 stars18% 2
3 stars9% 1
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Based on 11 reviews

Latest user reviews:

Great, with one exception 4 stars by asdfkasd Aug 07, 2007
This is a great little addin for Outlook. My only gripe is that it sends suspected spam to a "Junk Suspects" folder, and when you confirm that an item is indeed junk, it then sends it to the "Junk Mail" folder instead of the "Deleted Items" folder. So then you have to delete it after that. Very, very stupid programming, seeing as how the end result is that dealing with Spambayes' suspected spam is actually MORE work than not having a spam filter at all. Other than that, it's a great little app. show Review details
Worked ok, but... 3 stars by Shaggy Dec 25, 2006 (Read all my 15 reviews)
I found SpamBayes to be decent at identifying spam, although the success rate was not nearly as high as a proxy-type spam filter that I tested previously. I didn't care for its system of putting some items in a "spam" folder and others in a "suspected spam" folder. I would have preferred that it all go to the same place, but this is configurable. Getting SpamBayes to work like other anti-spam products (intuitively), I found to be a very tricky proposition. I contacted their support for assistance. They responded promptly, but I thought they were more defensive about their spam categorizing philosophy than they were helpful at getting it to work the way I wanted. When I uninstalled, it had some leftovers, namely the SpamBayes toolbar was still available in Outlook. Although useless now, I can't make it go away permanently. Maybe the authors expect that nobody will ever uninstall this product. Anyway, SpamBayes is certainly worth a try. show Review details
It's very clever program. once we settle ... 5 stars by Willy_Widyanto Nov 11, 2006
It's very clever program. Once we settled up, the rest will be done by this software. show Review details
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