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Posted: 3/13/2011 5:26:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2011 5:28:03 AM EST by pale_pony]
I recently moved my email accounts from Cox to MyDomain servers and now it's like there's a spam avalanche every time I log-in.

I like using Outlook Express for quick glances at my email and I don't like using MyDomain's "cloud" email system. They use "Open-xchange" for email and "spam assassin" but tell you that you're going to have to go through over a thousand spams before it will start working right, and I presume that it only works on their "cloud" and not emails downloaded to Outlook Express.

Can anyone recommend a spam blocker that works with Outlook Express?

Thanks,
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:28:37 AM EST
Do yourself a HUGE favor and ditch Outlook Express.

Pretty much ANYTHING is better.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:38:27 AM EST
I would suggest switching to an email provider that had better filtering. There is no sense in doing filtering client side.



Full disclosure: I work as a sysadmin for a large email hosting company.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:42:04 AM EST
Gmail does an amazing job of trashing spam so I never even see it.

1. Get gmail account.
2. Setup gmail to fetch your other email (mail settings -? accounts and import -> check mail using POP3)
3. access your email through gmail web interface (or through POP/IMAP in a client such as outlook express )
4. Transition to using your gmail address for everything so you get it faster then your old email addresses
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:45:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By packingXDs:
I would suggest switching to an email provider that had better filtering. There is no sense in doing filtering client side.



Full disclosure: I work as a sysadmin for a large email hosting company.


MyDomain is using something called "Open-Xchange" for an email server and they don't seem to be doing anything to filter the spam. This is getting ridiculous.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:47:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By MarkNH:
Gmail does an amazing job of trashing spam so I never even see it.

1. Get gmail account.
2. Setup gmail to fetch your other email (mail settings -? accounts and import -> check mail using POP3)
3. access your email through gmail web interface (or through POP/IMAP in a client such as outlook express )
4. Transition to using your gmail address for everything so you get it faster then your old email addresses


This sounds like great advice, but most of my emails are on business matters and I need my "dot.com" email address. Anything with "yahoo" or "aol" or "google" (gmail) in the address looks amateurish to clients.

Link Posted: 3/13/2011 5:56:06 AM EST
I've been using Ipowerweb (own my own domain) for years. They have a great filter and I rarely get spam filter. I
get very very few junk mail.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:26:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
Originally Posted By packingXDs:
I would suggest switching to an email provider that had better filtering. There is no sense in doing filtering client side.



Full disclosure: I work as a sysadmin for a large email hosting company.


MyDomain is using something called "Open-Xchange" for an email server and they don't seem to be doing anything to filter the spam. This is getting ridiculous.


Depending on what they (MyDomain) charge, I could refer you to a great place for email with good rates and filtering, that may employ a few arfcommers.
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