The Bottom Line
- Spam Away 2003 is easy to use
- Can send complaints
- Automatic filter updates
- Spam Away 2003 is ineffective
- Limited to simple bad words filters
- Supports POP accounts only
- Spam Away 2003 scans multiple POP email accounts for new mail and new spam periodically.
- Mail identified to be spam by Spam Away 2003 is deleted from the server.
- Deleted messages can be viewed and recovered in Spam Away 2003.
- Spam Away 2003 uses black lists of senders and words to identify spam as well as a list of friends.
- The list of banned words and senders can be updated automatically.
- Spam Away 2003 lets you send complaint and bounces manually or automatically.
- Spam Away 2003 supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP.
Guide Review - Spam Away 2003 1.1 - Spam Filter
In my tests, just about every email (spam or not) was objectionable to at least one of the bad word or bad sender filters in Spam Away 2003. Sure, the filters are editable and you can use the "friends" list to allow important mail through — but that's hardly the point of a spam filter (or possibly it is, but then any email client that can filter on the sender will do).
What's nice about Spam Away 2003: the online filter updates and the option to send complaints (though Spam Away 2003 doesn't apply much analysis to identify the right recipients).