With the Internet came a new type of threat: the SPAM. Several reports even explain that more than 72% of e-mails sent are spam; a scary number! Fortunately, there are various solutions for protect against spam. In this article, we have selected for you the 7 Best Anti-Spam Software recognized for their effectiveness.

7 anti-spam software to protect your email from malicious emails

1. SPAMfighter

SPAMfighter

The configuration of SPAMfighter is simple, because all parameters are in one place in a preview window. The editor announces that more than 80 million users have installed the program and then transmit spam to the central servers. Thus, for each e-mail, the software checks whether it has already been declared as spam by other users.

The software automatically moves emails classified as spam to a dedicated folder that you can review and empty. If spam passes through the filter, you can unhide it with one click to automatically delete it from all SPAMfighter users worldwide. Also, it works on Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Thunderbird.

A “Pro” version without advertising is available for 25 euros. It offers phone support and additional options.

2. Spamihilator

Spamihilator

Spamihilator works as a local POP server between your mail program and your mail server. Its role is to filter incoming mail. Additionally, you can maintain a block list as well as a friends list (their mail will never be filtered) and customize filtering with a variety of settings and plugins.

The program automatically configures the most common email clients (Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, etc.) to work together. Among many other options, you can change the aggressiveness of the filter, block certain types of attachments and specific senders, and add your own words to “blacklist”.

Spamihilator does not delete spam immediately, but moves it to a trash can from where you can review it, restore items, or permanently delete them.

3. SpamCombat

SpamCombat

SpamCombat from G-Lock is a tool that helps you control your emails using six built-in spam filters. A whitelist is available, as well as a blacklist. In the latter, it is possible to enter the IP address of the sender.

SpamCombat comes with a DNSBL filter that continuously checks new entries against public spam databases and a self-learning Bayesian filter.

Unlike others, the software verifies emails even before downloading them. This saves a lot of time when receiving your messages daily. POP3 and IMAP accounts are supported.

Although free, the unregistered version only protects one account.

4. SpamLess

SpamLess

The name leaves no room for doubt! SpamLess is a web application published in France whose promise is to block 100% of the spam that invades your mailbox. To do this, the tool uses an infallible method which consists of warning each unauthorized person who sends you an email with another email containing an authentication procedure.

By proving that the unauthorized person is indeed human, the email can then continue its (fast) path to your mailbox. This simple operation is devilishly effective!

Aimed above all at companies, SpamEnMoins works with all messaging systems and software on the market without having to install any application.

To get an idea of ​​its effectiveness, a free version is available for 30 days, after which you will have to pay €24.90/year.

5.MailWasher

MailWasher

MailWasher filters your e-mails before downloading by analyzing the “subject” line of the e-mail. Upon receipt of messages, it scans your email so that unwanted messages are immediately filtered.

You can create buddy lists and blacklists or access external DNS spam lists. In addition to Outlook and Thunderbird, the software is compatible with all the most used messaging services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail.

The program integrates into the taskbar and checks messengers at regular intervals. The setting options are numerous and spread over different tabs, but clearly structured.

A free version is available. A second “Pro” version offers you, for around thirty euros, use on 3 computers, a mobile application, support and real-time protection.

6. Mailinblack

mailinblack

mailinblack is a cloud-based, on-premises email protection software that checks incoming emails for spam or viruses. It automatically sorts emails based on the result of this check.

Features include anti-spam, anti-phishing, newsletter categorization, notifications, reports and analytics. The application allows users to validate the domain of the sender and the existence of the recipient.

Administrators can control incoming mail, configure security settings, and block unauthorized senders. Managers can also retrieve pending emails and calculate the number of messages processed, viruses blocked and senders allowed.

With the Anti-Phishing feature, administrators can detect malicious URLs by analyzing various characteristics on the affected link. Mailinblack also offers integration with Office 365, which allows users to control message exchanges directly from the application.

7. Altospam

highspam

highspam is a software dedicated to securing e-mails in professional environments. Thus, it has an anti-spam, an antivirus, an anti-phishing (against phishing attempts) and an anti-ransomware (against ransomware).

Like some software in this selection, Altospam is a SaaS (Software as a service). It uses the power of the Cloud to guarantee the security of the messages arriving in your mailbox by filtering them upstream, from its own servers.

The implementation of the service is done in a few seconds and thus makes it possible to protect all the e-mails of the client company very quickly. It is an email protection solution for all companies, associations and communities compatible with all email servers, Office 365 and all email services on the market.

It is possible to try it for free for 3 weeks then the prices range from 7 to 19 € excl. tax per year and per e-mail address.


After discovering this selection, you could see that each software (or site) uses different techniques to fight this new digital scourge. Unfortunately, they all have a downside. Your choice will therefore be based on your needs and your habits. One thing is certain, protecting yourself against spam is an obligation. To do this, you must develop your “digital hygiene” and equip yourself with the right tools!

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