Anti Spam Software for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ryan101, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. ryan101 macrumors member

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    I need an Anti Spam software for my Mac. I currently use Office 2011 for Mac, so I am using Outlook. I have a hosted exchange account. I get a huge amount of spam. I find the Outlook rules policy almost useless, unless I am doing something wrong.

    I looked at SpamSieve and I found it very time consuming to setup and use. I felt it wasn't very use friendly. However, it did seem to have a lot of good reviews.

    I am happy to pay for a good product.

    So any recommendations or advise is welcome.
     
  2. gallico916 macrumors newbie

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    Anti Spam Software for Mac

    Heard very good feedback about SpamSieve
    Even Macworld recommend them.

    Not cheap but worth every cent
     
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    I second the Spam Sieve suggestion. I've been using it for a couple of months, and it's very effective. Most days it gets every message. Some days it'll miss one.
     
  4. ryan101 thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't find Spam Sieve very user friendly at all. I am trying out http://www.cloudmarkdesktop.com

    So far too early to say if it's good. It's very user friendly. I am trying the free version. Support is hard to contact.
     
  5. jennyp macrumors 6502

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    I must be missing something with software like SpamSieve - don't you still end up having to check the spam folder to see if any "good" mail is in there ?
     
  6. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Sure. That's true for all filtering apps -- they're going to wrongly-flag one every now and then. I usually look once a day, just spinning through the messages. SpamSieve color-codes the message according to its judgement as to how "spammy" they are. Yellow and orange are the "least spammy," and so I only look at those.

    ryan101, it's certainly true that setting SpamSieve up is annoying. But it's also a one-time setup, so once you finish with it, you won't be doing it again.

    However, I don't have stock in the company or anything at all to do with them. I like their product because for me it works very well, and is far, far better than Apple Mail's anti-spam procedures.
     

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