Spamato 0.99 review

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Spamato is an extensible spam filter system

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Spamato Team
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Spamato is an extensible spam filter system. Spamato project is available as an add-in for Outlook, an extension for Thunderbird and Mozilla, and a stand-alone proxy component.

It provides a Bayesian filter, a rule-based filter, a Java implementation of Razor (Ephemeral and Whiplash), a filter that queries domains on Google, and a collaborative domain filter.

Graphical statistics explain the efficiency of each filter as well as the overall effectiveness of the whole system.

Spamato Mail Proxy

The Spamato Mail Proxy provides the possibility to connect any mail client to Spamato by acting as a proxy server. Mail clients no longer connect directly to a mail server but to the Spamato Mail Proxy which transparently connects to the real mail server. The proxy's task is to fetch mails from the server and to filter them before they get delivered to the email client.


First of all - if you haven't done so yet - you need to download the latest Spamato Mail Proxy installer from our webpage at

Install the Spamato Mail Proxy by typing the following two lines. If you are on Windows you could probably just double click the jar-file.

$> cd
$> java -jar spamatoxy--installer.jar

After a few clicks the Spamato Mail Proxy is installed and you're ready to start it for the first time. To do so, please change to the directory where you have installed the Spamato Mail Proxy to and execute the appropriate start script (start.bat for Windows or for all Unices).

On the first startup, the Spamato system asks for your email address. You should enter your email address for which you want to filter incoming mails. After that, our server will send you a message telling your (then working) Spamato that everything went fine.

After that, your Spamato is running and ready to use. Also, if you are working on a supported platform, Spamato has placed an icon into your taskbar. Please read the next chapter to learn how to set up your Spamato Mail Proxy correctly.

The Configuration of your Spamato Mail Proxy is accessible through a web-interface. To open it, just right-click the Spamato tray-icon and click 'Configure'. Alternatively, you may start your default browser, point it to http://localhost:8574, and click 'Proxy' in the menu on the left.

What's New in This Release:
This release adds a new collaborative filter 'Comha' (beta).
The Ruleminator rules are now handled as 'first-class' filters; the known-senders rule is more powerful.
The Base shows some information about which messages are being filtered.
The Filter History provides a basic 'search' for filter results.
Some updates have been made for Spamato4Outlook, Spamato4Thunderbird, and Spamatoxy.
Several bugfixes and improvements 'under the hood' have been implemented.
The project has migrated to new servers.

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