Spamfighter

Spamfighter


Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 4975 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.6.104
File Size:
2.47MB
Date Added:
June 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
376,841
Downloads Last Week:
138
Product ranking:
#3 in Spam Filters
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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    4.4

    out of 4975 votes

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    • 4 star: 1972
    • 3 star: 339
    • 2 star: 67
    • 1 star: 90
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  • 1 stars

    "I can't rate this garbage zero stars!"

    April 20, 2014   |   By LManfrede

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.90

    Pros

    The only positive thing I can say about this garbage is that they promptly refunded my money when they couldn't make it work!

    Cons

    It barely worked at first, then after a week the program uninstalled itself and I had to reinstall it! This happened almost every day, so I contacted tech support and got no response. I then called and was sent to three different so called "techs" each of them told me they couldn't help and passed me to another clueless tech! This took oven an hour and the bottom line was the techs were totally clueless and have no idea what they are doing! I then sent an email to their tech support department and hear nothing back! A second response got the same results. My third response got a request for a log file. Two weeks later I received a request for more detailed log files, and four weeks after sending this, I realized the tech support department has no idea what they're doing and that was when I requested a full refund for the three year subscription I foolishly purchased!

    Summary

    After purchasing a three year subscription I wasted hours uninstalling and reinstalling spamfighter, writing to tech support only to be ignored, and when I asked tech support what was taking so long to get a response I received a nasty email telling me that they are still working on my problem! This was three weeks after I contacted them! Oh, and spamfighter stopped removing spam and I had to manually remove the spam. Since I purchased this spamfighter the amount of spam I am receiving has tripled! And spamfighter that I purchased blocks less than ten percent!

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  • 1 stars

    "Biggest Spammer of all"

    March 07, 2014   |   By junker386

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.90

    Pros

    None, since it didn't stop even clear spam emails.

    Cons

    Doesn't catch obvious spam. To install pro version you must call an 888 number and then a very rude person tries to con you into giving them remote access into your computer so they can supposedly activate the product. Reality is they install additional trial software that constantly bugs you to buy.

    Summary

    This is software that I would stay far away from. As an IT manager I have to check out all software that anyone in our company wants to install. When I went through the purchase and install steps for this software I couldn't believe they demanded I give them remote access to my computer.

    On the invoice it has a huge graphic that says to activate call an 888 number where a native English speaker will activate your software. A very rude person answered and demanded that I give him remote access into my computer so he could activate the software and check out some other settings to insure the software will run correctly. When I told him there was no way that I would give him access into my computer he got even ruder and said "Then you just paid for software that isn't going to work right."

    I finally got him to admit that he didn't really need access to my computer.

    After getting off the phone with this activation tech I then noticed that Spamfighter had also installed a number of their other products on my computer.

    It is now 2 days later and I think I've finally gotten all their software removed from my computer.

    I just feel it is a very poor business practice to not tell people that your software requires remote access in order to activate and to have your software install all their other products as trialware that is then going to bug them until they uninstall or purchase.

    If that is what they have to do in order to sell their product then that doesn't speak very well of their software and then having a no refund policy tells even more about their business practices.

    Bottom line is if I had known before I purchased what I know now I would have immediately told the person asking about this software "No way!"

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  • 5 stars

    "It works for me."

    February 18, 2014   |   By meTRAGET

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.90

    Pros

    Keep my email free of junk.

    Cons

    Have found none.

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  • 2 stars

    "Sloppy implementation, a security hazard"

    November 27, 2013   |   By GaryOrman

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.82

    Pros

    Installs easily. Catches slightly more spam than Outlook's built-in filter. Marks both domains and full emails for filtering (except it's buggy).

    Cons

    Serious bugs, arrogant tech support ("software works as is, we won't be providing bug fixes, no refunds"), confusing interface. Uses system registry to store black/white lists (SECURITY HAZARD). No export option (but you can copy keys from the registry). No phrase filter.

    Summary

    I get a lot of mail - 1,000 per day, of which around 90% is spam. I've tried several spam filters, and I thought spamfighter would be fairly effective and reliable, but I couldn't test it properly with their trial version because it only allows one email account and 5 entries in the white/black lists (I have 20,000 in whitelist and nearly 100,000 in my black list).

    Compared with other spam filters, I did appreciate the fact that spamfighter is fast, it filters in real time - and does a few other things right, like being able to select multiple emails and mark them as spam and add their emails/domains to the black or white lists.

    But after a few weeks use (and plenty of training), I noticed that it was no better than loading up Outlook with my very large black and white lists and letting the built-in filter catch new spam as it comes in.

    I noticed that spamfighter consistently fails to recognize emails that are obviously spam, no matter how many times I mark them as spam. (I will get the exact same email from another email perhaps, but spamfighter won't recognize it as spam. When I added a domain to the black list, I still consistently got email from that domain in my inbox.) This, despite the fact that I set the filter sensitivity to it's highest setting "Very Hard". I then tried to edit the black and white lists to see what's going on. There's no easy way to modify entries, you have to do it one at a time (not feasible when you have thousands of entries). And I noticed that there were lots of duplicates. The domains that I marked were in the black list, but the emails were still ending up in my inbox.

    A few days ago, I tested an email account that I hadn't read for a month, since installing spamfighter. It wasn't a very important or active account. I wanted to see how well spamfighter had "learnt" from all the training I had done with my other emails.

    Well, out of 800 emails, it picked up about 400 correctly, 300 spam emails (many of which were already marked in the black list or had the same signatures/characteristics as other emails that I had marked as spam) stayed in my inbox. The other 100 or so were legitimate emails.

    So I wrote to technical support. No response.

    I tried again. No response.

    I sent in several tickets and did eventually get a response to a minor question that I had asked (how to export the black and white lists: by exporting the keys in the registry I was told).

    None of the questions about the bugs or the lack of detecting spam was ever answered.

    I did get a response from Mihai Roman, I don't know whether he was a technician or not, but he was really rude and arrogant, saying that I should be happy with what I got and there's no need to fix the bugs. I asked for a refund, but he said no because I should have checked with the trial version first. If I made a mistake in buying the software (it's an annual subscription of $30, not a one-off fee, btw) then that's my problem.

    I then asked for these issues and concerns to be escalated to the CEO Henrick Sorensen and he replied:

    "spamfighter works as intended... if you are not happy with it, then that's your problem... [there's nothing bad about using the registry to store our data]

    I have escalated your email to the Recycle Bin."

    So - a wasted $30 and month's effort in trying to train the software - plus a potential security hazard of suffering from a corrupt registry (I'm now backing up my registry several times a day, just before accessing my emails) - and I'm looking for another spam-filter solution, or to go back to the built-in filter...

    Updated on Nov 27, 2013

    BTW, I discovered a great free utility that backs up the registry (one click or automatic schedule):

    www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html

    I think this is absolutely essential if you decide to continue using spamfighter.

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  • 1 stars

    "The irony of a spam programme that adds spammy software"

    September 19, 2013   |   By lollipop11365

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.50

    Pros

    Didn't keep it long enough to say

    Cons

    Installs a load of rubbish on your PC without the option to refuse it

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  • 5 stars

    "DOES A VERY NICE JOB"

    July 02, 2013   |   By nikro63

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.37

    Pros

    Appears to separate spam and normal mail effectively.

    Cons

    It may be working along side another spam detector. Getting double entries.

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  • 1 stars

    "They spam you with Popups on pay version - I'm serious"

    June 26, 2013   |   By TomCeeEss

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.37

    Pros

    Very few, not at all accurate

    Cons

    They have it written right into the contract that they can spam you with email ads but the worst is that they spam you with popups! And when you say you want a pro-rated refund, they consistently ignore you. Stay as far away as possible.

    Summary

    They spam you with popups, just did one for their anniversary.

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  • 5 stars

    "Does the Job Well"

    June 11, 2013   |   By Pdiddlyoh

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.37

    Pros

    Blocks most spam. Almost no false positives. Filters any e-mail account in supported clients.

    Cons

    It inserts ad footers into mail and adds in the tool bar

    Summary

    If you don't mind the advertising, it's a good solution

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  • 1 stars

    "Installer added spyware and changed browser settings"

    May 28, 2013   |   By shotel1234

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.37

    Pros

    I don't use apps that install spyware BEFORE the Terms and conditions, so I didn't get that far.

    Cons

    Downloaded the installer using CNET's "installer". My Google Chrome session closed when I clicked run install. I read the terms and conditions license and did not agree, thus I never installed the Spamfighter App. Yet my default search was modified in google Chrome. Now I must run a spyware program to see if anything else was compromised.

    Summary

    lo barato sale caro. (just google the phrase)

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  • 5 stars

    "It works very well for me!"

    May 24, 2013   |   By foxgarden

    Version: Spamfighter 7.6.37

    Pros

    Very easy to install and use.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

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