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Spam Bully Features Overview

New Features for Spam Bully Version 2

Block Countries - Block entire countries from sending email to your inbox if you wish.

Block Languages - Block emails based on language or character sets.

Allow/Block words and Phrases - Allow certain words or phrases to be automatically allowed or blocked. 

RBL Sites - Checks Realtime Blackhole Lists looking for open relay servers which are responsible for sending numerous spam messages.

Multi Language Support - Customize Spam Bully's interface and filter to be in your own language

Analyze Links - Newly added Bayesian filter follows the links in email messages to analyze the content of those web pages for spam content.
Punish - Loads the web pages in a spam email message a certain number of times.  Since nothing is being bought from these visits it could minimally increase the bandwidth costs to the spammer without any increase in revenue. 

Details - Learn detailed information about each email you receive including the originating IP address, originating country, character set/language, and the rank from the Bayesian filter. Tells you why a message was or wasn't blocked and how to correct this in the future.

Train Filter - Helps you train and better manage Spam Bully's Bayesian filters.

Check for Updates - Automatically checks for new versions of Spam Bully and upgrade to the new version if you wish.

Help - Detailed easy to use help files including interactive tutorials.

Delete Spam Messages - Improved handling of deleting spam messages.  Decide how long you want spam messages to stay in Spam Bully's Spam folder before they are automatically deleted. (Outlook Express version can redirect messages to the deleted items folder where they can then be deleted automatically through settings in Outlook Express)

Improved User Interface - Easy to use pulldown menus for most options. No need to remember shortcut commands for various buttons.  Simplified and improved email list management.  Improved icon design. Improved configuration menu. Simplified statistics interface. Customize the Spam Bully toolbar to only show the features that are most important to you.

Spam Statistics and Graphing - Graphs are kept on the number of spam emails versus legitimate emails including false positive and negative graphing. Enables you to monitor your success in the war on spam.

Plus all the original version 1 features

Bayesian Spam Filtering - Spam Bully utilizes a Bayesian filter which intelligently analyzes your good email and spam messages looking for word patterns that help it determine whether a message is legitimate or spam.

Attachment Blocking (Outlook version Only) - Helps prevent the spread of viruses. Many viruses are spread to you through people you know. Blocking attachments of certain file types that could harbor viruses helps prevent your computer from being infected.

Bounce  - Bounce back known spam messages, so over time you are automatically removed from many spam lists. Spammers think they no longer have a valid email address and may remove your name.

Challenge Emails (Outlook version Only)- Email messages that pass through the Bayesian filter but are not yet in your friends list can be sent a special  message with a unique password in it. Since most spammers use automated systems, they will not respond. However, a legitimate email user will respond and correctly input the password and is then added to your Friends list and their email will make it into your Inbox.

Friends/Spammers List - Manage lists of friends so you don't accidentally block emails from known friends. You may also block spammers who have spammed you in the past.

Automatic Integration into Outlook and Outlook Express - Spam Bully is designed to integrate into Outlook and Outlook Express so there is no new program to learn for sending and receiving your email.


Last Modified: 2004-02-04         Number of views: 1714

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