Ilesa Software on Monday released SpamSlam v2.0, a spam-blocking tool for anyone with Mac OS X v10.2 or higher and a POP e-mail account.
SpamSlam automatically culls junk messages from any POP e-mail account you use by acting as an intermediate step between your e-mail client software and the server or servers your e-mail is stored on. SpamSlam is running its own local mail server; you configure your e-mail client to check this local server instead of your ISP’s server.
SpamSlam connects to your ISP’s mail server and downloads your message, then uses its AccuFilter technology to analyze the incoming mail. “Whitelisted” mail is automatically released; spam is then challenged by the software and returned to the sender for verification.
Changes in SpamSlam v2.0 include the new self-training “AccuFilter” the help weed out junk e-mail. It also supports SMTP servers that require authentication, and sports a new SMTP proxy server to automatically whitelist the recipients of e-mails you write. There’s more too.
You can download a free trial through the
ilesa Software Web site. It’s priced at US$24.95.