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Client-side anti spam agent

Can anyone recommend a (free) Client-side anti spam agent for TB-Portable? Unfortunately I cannot install software server-side. I will do this as I suspect TB's own junk filter is causing problems in my setup, so would like to try an alternative.

John T. Haller
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None Really

The only good client-side anti-spam filters are actually installed as a server on the local PC in Thunderbird's case (see below). Nearly all client-side spam filters are awful. Your best bet is to get an email provider with spam filtering that works right. It should use a combination of RBLs (Realtime Blackhole Lists) like Spamhaus' lists as well as a learning bayesian filter.

* Check that. It seems that SpamBayes (one of the better spam filters) now has a Thunderbird plugin. You can find it here:

I have not used it and can't speak to it. For support issues, you'll need to get in touch with them.

I still recommend server-side spam filtering first. Any email provider without solid server-side spam filtering should be abandoned.

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