Spamihilator

Spamihilator

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    188,975
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Most big-time e-mail clients offer some kind of spam filtering, as do many antivirus packages. There are also standalone spam-stoppers out there; as it happens, one of the best we've tried is also free. It's called Spamihilator, short for spam annihilator, and seems to sound best when pronounced "spam-EYE-uh-lator." It's a brainy e-mail filter that stands between your e-mail client and your account's connection, scanning incoming messages and sorting out the spam. It learns as you use it, with a little help from you. It supports plug-ins, POP3 and IMAP accounts, and secure connections.

Spamihilator's installer automatically identified all our e-mail clients but one, and we were able to configure it manually. We chose to associate Spamihilator with Mozilla Thunderbird. We right-clicked Spamihilator's System Tray icon to access its copious settings, as well as the Recycle Bin, Spam Statistics, and the Training Area. This last item lets you mark recently received email as spam or nor spam. The program studies e-mail for key words and phrases, learning to filter future messages. The app's properties feature a tree view similar to an e-mail client's account settings, and just as numerous, too: There seems to be little you can't configure about how Spamihilator does its job. And it does its job well--too well for casual users who won't bother to set it up or train it properly. We ran Thunderbird, and a small pop-up displayed incoming messages and spam in a counter and progress bar in the lower right corner of our desktop. Spamihilator scanned incoming messages and filtered some into its Recycle Bin, while others it sent to Thunderbird's inbox. In the Recycle Bin, were able to click on any sender and quickly designate them as friends or nonfriends; a good thing because more than a few actual friends had been binned. We cleared them and ran Thunderbird again, and this time the messages from the lost friends appeared in our inbox.

Spamihilator's Bayesian, Link, and DCC filters give it an ability to distinguish spam that we've not encountered before. It adds cutting-edge spam filtering to just about any e-mail client, even some you've probably never heard of.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

April 29, 2013  |  By mifareman

 |  Version: Spamihilator 1.5

Pros

This product captures/stops 99.9% of the absolute total rubbish before it floods my inbox. I use it alongside my outlook exchange email and it works a treat. Love it!!

Cons

can't work out if you can add more than one pop3 account.

Summary

Quite simply brilliant, I used mailwasher pro before which was ony about 80% and needed constant manual intervention to "learn". I have not touched spamhilator in the last few weeks, its fully automatic! My mobile phone is finally at peace!!

Updated on Apr 29, 2013

BTW, this product is free. I am so pleased I am going to donate a wad of cash on their website!

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1 stars

"did not work"

April 20, 2011  |  By Luvfreeware

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.53

Pros

none would not function as intended

Cons

does not work with windows 7 64bit

Summary

a little more detail on the operating systems would be nice

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2 stars

"I realy should write down for which mails it works"

August 17, 2010  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.53

Pros

It had no influence on any of my mails
F ex. not Yahoo, MSN or Windows

Cons

Publisher should write which it works for... all most the only one I knew of was Opera.

Summary

No to my use at all

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4 stars

"Spamihilator works great with Goldmine CRM software"

April 18, 2009  |  By gschaeff

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.44

Pros

Easy to install and nice user interface. Training feature allows you to help the tool know good email from bad. Only SPAM Filter that I got to work with Goldmine email client. System tray Icon tells you how many suspect emails passed through.

Cons

It does require you to do some Training on what is SPAM, but the interface is very clean and simple to use.

Summary

I tried a number of SPAM filter programs, but Spamihilator was the one that worked in between my Goldmine email client and my ISP. There are some manual changes you need to make to your Goldmine email configuration, but the Help manual was clear on the steps. Other SPAM Filter programs tried to auto-configure, but failed.

Free but you can Donate

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5 stars

"Best spam killer out there, and it's free"

March 21, 2009  |  By lip11

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.44

Pros

Powerful
Customizable
Extensible
Flexible
Free!

Cons

Can take a while to learn
gmail and yahoo have very good built in spam filters too
Errs on the side of permissiveness

Summary

This is excellent software. Smart, configurable, effective. There's a certain amount of satisfaction tuning your own email client to block spam.

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1 stars

"Not Good"

May 17, 2008  |  By roncheneler

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.41

Cons

It doesn't know the difference between spam and mailing list emails from sites I want to receive info from. It deletes the emails wh=ithout giving me a chance to say yes or no to each so I got rid of it.

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5 stars

"Want that spam in the right place,get this"

March 21, 2008  |  By nightrunner25

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.38

Pros

Better than paid ones,easy too use and install,gives you lots of control on what you want to do with the spam,and is a great learner,its free give it a try you cant lose.

Cons

A bit slow in getting through the spam,but worth it.

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2 stars

"Not entirely a bad program"

March 15, 2008  |  By rachrach13

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.38

Pros

when it works, it works well.

Cons

I receive a lot of spam (mostly MLM, pharmeceuticals and male enhancement even though I am female) stupid stuff really, but stuff that I cannot unsubscribe from, since there is no way to do so. When I open Outlook Express, Spamihilator starts running as it should. If I don't shut Outlook immediately after the e-mail messages start receiving, they tend to go directly to Outlook instead of Spamihilator without being checked first. It would seem that the programs are not synchronized, and after using this program for several months I shouldn't have to keep "training" Spamihilator.

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5 stars

"Works like a breeze"

March 09, 2008  |  By Safexpert

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.38

Pros

Works very well with a minimum of spam (thans to the standard filter) and at last an indication that e-mail has arrived.

Cons

For POP3 e-mail only, nor for Windows Live Messenger

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1 stars

"Didn't work for me"

January 04, 2008  |  By robanner

 |  Version: Spamihilator 0.9.9.10

Pros

I think this could be a useful program but it just didn't work for me (Windows ME)

Cons

Don't know if it didn't download properly but found I couldn't retrieve email from the recycle bin. A list of deleted mail is supposed to come up but in my case it didn't. Couldn't find any instructions on how to deal with problems. I'm a fairly competent computer user but couldn't get to grips with this at all. Also, the download speed is very slow and the website doesn't give enough information about the product. After a bit of trial and error and losing several emails I uninstalled. Potentially good but not there yet.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Michel Kramer
Publisher web site http://www.spamihilator.com
Release Date February 20, 2015
Date Added February 20, 2015
Version 1.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.4MB
File Name Spamihilator-win32-1.6.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 188,975
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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