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PostArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox free of unsolicited e-mail, better known as spam: it looks at
PostArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox free of unsolicited e-mail, better known as spam: it looks at the relevant parts of your email before it leaves the mail server, and lets the legitimate messages pass through undisturbed, while leaving suspect messages on the server to be reexamined later or just deleted after a while.
PostArmor project works as an email proxy, with support for POP and IMAP, that makes it independent from the e-mail client. As it has been developed in Java, it is also independent from the operating system or platform.
Here are some key features of "PostArmor":
Can evaluate mail on POP3, Secure POP3 (APOP) and IMAP4 servers, presenting itself as a standard POP3 server to the e-mail client.
Doesn't download the complete messages, evaluates just the headers and caches the results, to save bandwidth.
Uses a list of known spammers to speed up evaluation, a user-defined list of blocked addresses and a list of valid addresses.
Has many powerful and tested filter sets included, that can be expanded by the user: filters can take advantage of a pattern matching technique to check against many similar subjects at once.
Verifies the validity of the sender, to filter out fake addresses.
Bounces the message back to the sender, simulating a wrong address.
Generates an e-mail report of the messages blocked on the server.
Sends to SpamCop the spam to examine.
Automatically uses SpamCop's, as well as other blacklists.
Automatically deletes messages after a preset time or over a preset score.
Can be used both in GUI mode, for end users, and in console mode on a server, to filter out many accounts at once.
Has a GUI that takes advantage of localization: the software is already completely localized in French, Spanish and Italian.
It's free! While you run it just for personal use, on your own e-mail account, you don't need to register nor pay a dime!
Java 1.4.2 or later
What's New in This Release:
Code cleanup, in preparation for the Open Source move
All the code related to the license system has been removed
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