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InBoxer for Outlook

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Though it integrates well with Microsoft Outlook and catches a majority of spam, InBoxer for Outlook requires continual hands-on attention. Also, be aware: it works only with Microsoft Outlook, not Outlook Express. You control its operations through an add-on Outlook toolbar. InBoxer analyzes incoming e-mail and sends it to a blocked folder, a review folder, or your in-box. Questionable e-mail gets sent to the review folder, where you can press the thumbs-up or thumbs-down button on the toolbar to mark a message as OK or spam, respectively. Likewise, you can give e-mail in the blocked folder a thumbs-up and e-mail in your in-box a thumbs-down. In theory, InBoxer learns from your input and improves its filtering. In our tests, we found that InBoxer did indeed catch most spam messages without blocking newsletters we subscribed to. However, the work flow required us to spend a lot of time marking e-mail in the review folder. InBoxer offers a few other features, such as spam analysis and a trust list, the latter of which lets you whitelist or blacklist individual senders or entire domains--a useful option. In sum, InBoxer is a good antispam filter with significant limitations. For Outlook users, it's worth a look.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Though it integrates well with Microsoft Outlook and catches a majority of spam, InBoxer for Outlook requires continual hands-on attention. Also, be aware: it works only with Microsoft Outlook, not Outlook Express. You control its operations through an add-on Outlook toolbar. InBoxer analyzes incoming e-mail and sends it to a blocked folder, a review folder, or your in-box. Questionable e-mail gets sent to the review folder, where you can press the thumbs-up or thumbs-down button on the toolbar to mark a message as OK or spam, respectively. Likewise, you can give e-mail in the blocked folder a thumbs-up and e-mail in your in-box a thumbs-down. In theory, InBoxer learns from your input and improves its filtering. In our tests, we found that InBoxer did indeed catch most spam messages without blocking newsletters we subscribed to. However, the work flow required us to spend a lot of time marking e-mail in the review folder. InBoxer offers a few other features, such as spam analysis and a trust list, the latter of which lets you whitelist or blacklist individual senders or entire domains--a useful option. In sum, InBoxer is a good antispam filter with significant limitations. For Outlook users, it's worth a look.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4

Version 2.4 added support for Vista, Windows 7 and Office 2007.

General

Publisher InBoxer
Publisher web site http://www.inboxer.com
Release Date January 04, 2008
Date Added January 04, 2008
Version 2.4

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory Spam Filters

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Outlook 2003/XP/2007

Download Information

File Size 4.93MB
File Name InBoxerSetup2.4.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 68,956
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $39.95
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