If you are looking for a free and easy-to-use spam filter for your favorite e-mail client--look no further. SPAMfighter begins working for you instantly by automatically removing spam and phishing e-mails from your inbox. SPAMfighter is also powered by a community of over 8 million users and allows you to contribute to the war against spam. When several people report the same spam mail, it is automatically blocked for the rest of the SPAMfighter community. SPAMfighter supports Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Live Mail (POP3), and Mozilla Thunderbird. SPAMfighter is 100% free to use for home users.
You have to monitory it - has a few "false positives" and every now and then valid email is moved to spam folder. Also: It's "Nag Ware". They constantly hound you for money until you pay. And even after paying they push their other software and services on you constantly.
I used to think SpamFighter was great since it was the first anti spam software I tried many years ago. I even registered the software after getting sick of the constant ads (this thing is worse than some iPhone apps with the constant ads). But even after registering - they would still occasionally push their other software or services on me. Ironic that my anti spam software was sending me spam.
Spam blocking was impressive. Went from about 1,000 spams a day in my inbox down to maybe 50 or so. But had to check my spam folder occasionally because once or twice a week a valid email from a customer might accidentally be moved to the spam folder.
Then I upgraded to Outlook 2016 and I couldn't make SpamFighter work with it. So I ventured out on the web to see what else was available. I found DesktopOne. and I installed it.
DesktopOne works perfect with Outlook 2016 and during the week I've been trying it out the spams in my inbox have reduced from 50 or so with SpamFighter down to only 1 or 2 per day. DesktopOne has an AMAZING SPAM filter. And no false-positives yet.
Best yet? I'm not getting inundated with ads from my anti spam company to buy their other crap.
Last year I would have given SpamFighter 3 stars. But now they get 2 stars from me because I've learned there are much better options out there.
I had all of their Pro products.. Poor performance, less useful than many free utilities and constant (every time) communication failures means that it NEVER removes any SPAM. Always starts with oldest emails, not the newest so it is always re-checking what it already did.. then it has a "communication failure about 1-4 - 1/2 way through messages and does not finish, so new emails are ever checked. TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! I stoppe dusing it and them came back about a year later and remembered quickly why I quite using.. Did not respond to support and then huge fiasco trying to get phone support at the free phone support line.. I was not a free user. I was a paid user and they were very quick to refund, but no one would offer one ounce of actual help for the problem! Save yourself time and frustration... Use something else.
Product sucks. Support sucks, wastes time.. Use something else. Need to teach software to start with newest emails rather than checking all old ones first every time.
So your support system is not working properly either as this was the 2nd request and the first one went unanswered..
All that said, Amazing how I spoke to 3 people there.. One telling me you do not offer any phone support for spamfigher at the number I called that said "free phone support " on the spamfighter page.. NO one wanted to help with the issue or answer a question, but you sure jumped at a refund to make me go away.. Great customer service guys!! All sarcasm totally intended!!
It filters just about all the spam from my Outlook inbox. I am getting about twice as much spam as legitimate email. Spamfighter does an almost perfect job of identifying junk email and putting them into a separate folder for immediate disposal.
When I started using it I had to review the spamfighter folder and unblock some legitimate email, although very few. Other than that it has been great.
If you get lots of spam email I highly recommend this product. I am very happy with it
At first, it worked just OK. it missed about 30% of hundreds of spam mail. Overall, even if it did work, it is worth exactly what you pay for it. OH, BTW, They nag the SH** out of you to upgrade to pro even when the program does not work at all. What a pain in the a$$. Go get adnuke it is fantastic so far...
What they don't tell you (necessarily) is that after a few days of "free" use you get nag screens every day AND a HUGE signature that tries to add itself to every email you send out - I'm talking bigger than this review! So, yeah, free but with conditions. You basically become a spammer yourself by sending your friends and co-workers a SpamFighter ad.
Not worth the $29.00/yr and definitely not worth the conditions under which you have to live for the "free" version.
It simply works!
Easy to install
Free for non commercial use
Easy to use, can clear any old polluted folders in a click
Did not find one yet
Highly recommended. I tried Norton, Microsoft spam filters, none worked. They would filter about 60%, when scanner was at highest sensibility. This spam filter works day 1, right after installation, on 99% of my spams. Only small tweaks to do to teach it few more domains to filter. Highly recommended!