March 27th, 2004, 07:20 AM
MailWasherPro New Version 4.0
MailWasher Pro Now Has Built-in Intelligence that Learns and Adapts to Provide Maximum Spam Protection Over Time
Firetrust announces MailWasher Pro 4.0 with powerful enhancements allowing for smart filtering and automated-spam deletion using identical fingerprinting identification
CHRISTCHURCH – NEW ZEALAND, March 24, 2004 – Firetrust Limited, provider of award-winning anti-spam and email security solutions, today announced the latest release of MailWasher® Pro 4.0, a uniquely designed anti-spam tool that provides additional protection for businesses and home users from unsolicited and unwanted emails. The ever-increasing rise in spam has prompted both business users and consumers to desperately find a solution that can keep pace with spam as it rapidly evolves. MailWasher Pro 4.0 provides individual users with a powerful weapon that increases in accuracy over time to stop spam from invading their email inboxes. In addition, MailWasher Pro users are further empowered and protected through FirstAlert!™, a subscription-based companion to MailWasher Pro that leverages the quickly-expanding global community of users actively reporting spam, and enabling accurate spam identification and elimination for maximum protection.
According to a recent Gartner report, the emergence of worms that propagate via spammer techniques and the use of worm variants by spammers make spam control a security imperative. This clearly points to the critical need of an intelligent solution that judiciously filters out dangerous and unwanted email.
"As spammers’ techniques continue to change and become more deceptive and dangerous, the best way to protect your inbox is with a solution that learns what email you want and don’t want," said Nick Bolton, CEO of Firetrust Limited. "Incoming email is constantly changing and evolving, making it critical to have maximum protection against malicious and unwanted emails.
The intelligence built into MailWasher Pro 4.0 provides tremendous value and the needed protection to combat dangerous and ever-changing spam."
MailWasher Pro 4.0, Firetrust’s next generation of award-winning anti-spam software, has evolved to a more intuitive, convenient and easy-to-use tool by providing a better email experience to users with its new features, which
* Learning Filters: Intelligent filters that learn to identify good email from spam, and deliver a robust and efficient approach to solving the barrage of unwanted email.
* FirstAlert!: A global network of users who actively report spam and interact with the database in real-time. Any messages in the users’ email that correspond to identical fingerprints in the database are automatically identified and eliminated.
MailWasher Pro provides the easiest-to-use and most effective spam filter available. Unlike other anti-spam solutions, which are integrated into the email client, a key benefit of MailWasher Pro is that it works outside the email client, so users are better protected and eliminate the risk of downloading unwanted messages or viruses and worms. By reviewing and deleting content at the email server, users are protected from objectionable content including graphics, web bugs are rendered inactive, bandwidth is protected, and viruses and malicious script is stopped from spreading. In addition, users can preview, delete, blacklist and even create an "invalid email address" message and bounce the unwanted email back to the spammer making it appear that their email address no longer exists.
Presently, MailWasher Pro is available on stand-alone PCs and laptops. An enterprise version of MailWasher for use on server networks is currently available as a beta version. For those interested in participating in the beta testing of MailWasher Server can contact Firetrust for more information and installation set up.
March 27th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Hmmm...i have used the old version and god it didnt help at all cause i was getting new ones all the time and right now i get about 1000 a week rofl, so i think the best way to go is to make a new E-mail
March 27th, 2004, 04:55 PM
I have personally always favored spam filtering on the server side since if it is processed on the server side then all of the clients do not have to get involved in it. If you are receiving unsolicitated e-mails, I would recommend you contacting your mail service provider and filing a complaint as it should be their responsibility to not forward the spam to you in the first place.
Now if you are running your own SMTP server, I would highly recommend SpamAssassin. The basic functions that it uses to block mail are listed on it's main site.
header analysis: spammers use a number of tricks to mask their identities, fool you into thinking they've sent a valid mail, or fool you into thinking you must have subscribed at some stage. SpamAssassin tries to spot these.
text analysis: again, spam mails often have a characteristic style (to put it politely), and some characteristic disclaimers and CYA text. SpamAssassin can spot these, too.
blacklists: SpamAssassin supports many useful existing blacklists, such as mail-abuse.org, ordb.org or others.
Razor: Vipul's Razor is a collaborative spam-tracking database, which works by taking a signature of spam messages. Since spam typically operates by sending an identical message to hundreds of people, Razor short-circuits this by allowing the first person to receive a spam to add it to the database -- at which point everyone else will automatically block it.