on Tuesday introduced two new utilities for Mac OS X users: Personal Antispam X3 and DiskGuard X3. Personal Antispam X3 is an e-mail filtering software that weeds out unsolicited commercial e-mail — spam — from your regular e-mail and deposits it in a separate Spam folder. It filters spam using Bayesian analysis, and also uses address, message content, layout and other criteria for filtering. It supports contact “whitelists” and can also filter by blacklist and by common file names. Intego says that Personal Antispam X3 doesn’t slow down your e-mail client software. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 or later, Apple Mail or Microsoft Entourage are also required. Personal Antispam X3, shipping now, costs US$59.95, €59.95 or ¥7,200.
DiskGuard X3 is the successor to DiskGuard and FileGuard for Mac OS 9. The utility prevents unauthorized users from accessing internal and external hard disks and removable media until they enter a correct password. It also works with start-up disks, USB flash memory disks, magneto-opticals and other mountable media, and also functions across networks. It’s compatible with all HFS+-formatted disks and keeps a full log of access activity. DiskGuard X3 requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later. It will be available in the fourth calendar quarter of 2004. pricing was not announced. As MacCentral posted this article, Intego’s Web site had yet to be updated with information about either new product.