The amount of spam sent is increasing. Unsolicited mail now accounts for over 50% of email traffic. There are steps you can take to cut down on the volume you get. Last line of defense is to have personal spam filter on your computer. There are a number of filtering solutions, but most come at a cost. One of the free piece of software called Cactus Spam Filter. Here’s our review.
The product is easy to download and install. In fact, it is one of the best things about the product – ease of use. Do not be worried that you’re going to have to read through another massive manual to get the thing up and running. Refreshingly, instructions are only one page long.
Once you’ve installed the software, the message that it suspects spam tagged. This tag is a message that is added to the subject line as “Cactus SPAM”. It is the rather simple task to create a new folder in Outlook and set up a rule that says that move all emails that contain the words “Cactus SPAM” on the subject of the new spam folder.
You can then periodically check your spam folder to ensure that the software has not got any mail from your friend for the mistake. Once you have made sure that there are no “false positives”, you can delete by spam. The beauty of this system is that you finally make the decision to delete the email. The system can not delete anything for you; it was not possible to delete any mistakes.
The software also has a ‘training’ features so the more you use it the more it gets used to the type of mail that you mark as spam. This makes it more effective in detecting junk mail in the future.
For a free piece of software, Cactus Spam Filter works very well. It is easy to install and easy to use. What more can you expect?