Just think of the time that is wasted every Business day going through garbage emails. Even if everyone just spends 10 minutes each day filtering out junk emails, the cost to industry runs into millions of dollars a day. But there are ways that you can fight back against this increasing tide of spam. By using specialist software packages you can prevent these email messages getting through. And many of these programs are free to use. Here are 3 of the best free spam blockers for emails.
This is a useful piece of software that has been available for several years. The nice thing about this program is you can delete spam email before you even download it. It has the ability to check what emails are ready to be delivered and gives you the option to download them or delete them. For this to work, you will have to turn off the setting in Outlook to automatically check for new messages every few minutes.
The free version gives you most of the capabilities that you need to protect one email address. If you upgrade to the paid version you can protect multiple email addresses and get access to technical support.
Cactus Spam Filter
If you want an easy to use piece of software, then take a look at Cactus Spam Filter. This program is quick to set up and you won’t have to spend ages configuring it. Spam messages are tagged by the software by making a change to the subject heading. It is then a simple case of setting up a rule in Outlook (or your email client) to move all messages with this tag to a separate folder. Before deleting the contents of this folder, make a quick check to ensure none of your legitimate emails have got in there by mistake.
A different approach to tackling spam is to use Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client. This is an open source alternative to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. It has built in anti-spam capabilities. It also has the capacity to ‘learn’ to recognize spam. The more you use the program the better it becomes at filtering out junk emails.
With garbage emails becoming more and more of a problem, using an effective filtering system is now a necessity. Free spam blockers provide you with that all-important last line of defense so that you can reclaim your inbox.