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Spam washer

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:46 pm
by Jonathan
My email address ( is a forwarding account. Currently, it points to my ISP's mailbox. I access my ISP's POP3 server and read my email on my Hiptop. Lately, I have been receiving enough spam to want to do something about it.

Given the constraints of the Hiptop platform, I am unable to do any client-side filtering. I need to arrange my email in such a way that the spam is cleaned out before it hits my inbox. I could do so, I suppose, with my spare Linux box. Point my forwarding account to the Linux machine, filter spam, bounce all the non-spam to my ISP mailbox, and read it on my Hiptop. However, I was wondering if anyone had heard of a service that will do this for me. I imagine something that I point my email address at. It sucks in all the mail I receive and spits out only the non-spam. Anyone heard of anything like this?

Incidently, I have been getting almost exclusively free association spam, the kind that has random words together with a URL. It's usually not possible to tell what the product is that they're selling. I wonder what the response rate on that kind of spam is. It took Mozilla's Bayesian filter a while to learn how to differentiate that kind of spam, but now it regularly identifies it as spam.

Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:17 pm
by Peijen
i think there are web mails that does what you wanted. foreward all your email to that account, filters, send it to alternate account. However I only heard a bit about it, not sure who offers the service.