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Top 8 Anti-Spam Plugins for Outlook


You love Outlook, but you hate spam? There are great plug-ins for Outlook that wade through the new mails for you, sorting out the spam automatically. Here are the greatest of the great.

1. Cloudmark SafetyBar - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

Cloudmark Desktop - Outlook and Outlook Express Spam Filter
Cloudmark SafetyBar is a great and easy to use junk and phishing mail solution with an excellent spam detection rate and an even better record of avoiding false positives.

2. SpamBayes - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

SpamBayes - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On
Heinz Tschabitscher
The SpamBayes Outlook Addin employs sophisticated analysis using Bayesian statistics to rid your Outlook Inbox of junk mail precisely and in an easy to use manner.

3. Disruptor OL - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

Disruptor OL - Outlook Spam Filter Add-On
Heinz Tschabitscher
Disruptor OL is a thorough and highly effective approach to eliminating spam from your Outlook Inbox. Disruptor OL combines multiple tactics, which, unfortunately, makes it a bit complex.

4. CA Anti-Spam - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

CA Anti-Spam
Heinz Tschabitscher
CA Anti-Spam allows only mail from approved senders to your Inbox, checks sender credentials to warn about phishing attempts and lets you search your emails quickly, too. CA Anti-Spam suffers from the problems of challenge/response filters mildly, and you may still have to go through the spam you get every now and then.

5. Junk-Out - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

Junk-Out - Microsoft Outlook Spam Filter
Heinz Tschabitscher
Junk-Out is a great anti-spam plug-in for Outlook. It combines the simplicity of Bayesian filters that just get it right with lots of flexibility.

6. MailFrontier Desktop - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

MailFrontier Desktop - Spam Filter
Heinz Tschabitscher
MailFrontier Desktop combines a number of anti-spam tactics to form a strong spam filtering package, but the individual modules are not perfect yet.

7. SpamAid - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

SpamAid - Outlook Spam Filter Add-On
Heinz Tschabitscher
Using Bayesian statistics, SpamAid achieves a great spam detection rate and is really easy to use.

8. SpamCatcher Outlook - Outlook Spam Filtering Add-On

SpamCatcher - Spam Filter
Heinz Tschabitscher
Using scoring filters and a self-learning, proprietary registry of spam, SpamCatcher Outlook is a highly effective (albeit not always precise) anti-spam tool for Microsoft Outlook.
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