Spam Terrier – Stop Spam – Outlook and Outlook Express – FREE!

For many of us, spam has become a major pain in the posterior and we spend a lot of time just sifting through all of the junk mail. Over the years I have been blessed [knock on wood], with minimal amounts of spam. However, I have worked on systems in which there was more spam than actual real mail entering the inbox and the chore of deleting spam became a time consuming process. I recall one business client who was receiving over 400 spam messages a day, but he was reluctant to change email addresses since his Web site and business cards would have needed to be changed, and he was worried about losing clients. And though Outlook and Outlook Express come with spam filtering, they offer minimal protections and their filtering leaves much to be desired.

So last week when I heard about Spam Terrier, I though it would be worth a look to see how well, or not so well, this software would work in fighting the spam epidemic. There was only one minor problem. Like I said. I don’t get much spam. I hate saying that because now that I have opened my big mouth, I’ll probably be inundated by a spam attack. :-(

What to do? I needed someone to try the software for me who had a semi-high spam rate and was using Outlook or Outlook Express with no other spamming software or filtering on their system. And the perfect candidate was one of my daughters who connects to a small ISP where she lives that does not employ spam filtering. She receives about 15 to 20 spams a day using Outlook Express. So she agreed to play guinea pig for me and tried Spam Terrier.

I spoke with her yesterday morning and she said not only was Spam Terrier easy to install and use, but that her spam was cut down to zero. She stated that once she told the software what to look for, spam was banished from her system. And she also stated the best part she liked was that the software was free.

Spam Terrier supports the following systems:

  • Supported OSs: Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 Server.
  • Hardware: 128 Mb RAM, 300 MHz or higher x86-compatible CPU (AMD, Intel chip), 100 Mb free disk space.
  • Supported Email Clients: Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007. Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0.
  • Supported protocols & software: POP3, SSL POP3, IMAP, HTTP (MSN, Yahoo, AOL), Exchange.
  • Spam Terrier Download

Give it a try if spam is a major headache for you and let me know what you think.

[tags]spam, software, free, email[/tags]

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  1. Casper says:

    Trained on my test system with 2000 samples of spam messages and 4000 samples of legitimate message, Spam Terrier was unable to improve the detection rate of the filter integrated with Outlook 2007. It’s simple and free, but not really a deal at all.

  2. Ron Schenone says:

    Hi Casper,
    Thanks for the information and update. Your input is appreciated. Thanks, Ron

  3. Sounds like a great product. Another one you might want to look into is called Mail Scanner. We use [url=”]DoubleCheck Spam Filter/Email Manager[/url]. It works pretty good, but it’s mainly aimed towards business.

  4. Ron Schenone says:

    Thanks Matt for the link and information. Ron

  5. Daniel says:

    Spam Terrier is free, because it works so badly Agnitum cant charge for it.
    Its the worst spam detection software I have ever used, and if you bother to read at agnitums forums, this is the general consensus among other Outpost Security Suite owners. I have been using the spam filter for 6 months, and it is without a doubt the worst ever.

    I dont know the individual who wrote the first comment, but they absolutely dont know what they are talking about. Spam Terrier should be thrown out with the rest of the ‘junk’. Its rather useless.

  6. Ron Schenone says:

    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for your comments.

  7. Marks says:

    Someone needs to create a program for OE that stops TO: Undisclosed Recipients and blank in that field.

    Its one thing to stop email addresses once received. The other’s now coming from strange addresses, with a blank TO: or not me!

    Why does OE receive these messages in my email box? The ISP isn’t blocking that kind of anonymous TO email from coming in. SPAM Blocker on their system is turned ON.

    I want OE to block To: Undisclosed Recipients and blank field emails.

  8. Tim says:

    I am going to give it a try anyway.. On OE at home & O at work..

    & Marks you can use the rules in OE to filter undisclosed & blank out of you inbox. do a bit more research.

    Ron, I will toss a comment in a few weeks to give feed back, as even with a server side spam solution, I still get about a thousand or so a month.

  9. Ron Schenone says:

    Hi Tim,
    Let us know your results.

    Thanks, Ron