SpamArrest : Email Spam Blocker

By Posted 2005 Updated   Security

Have you ever tried an email spam blocker? Today I sent an email to a friend and the email instead of reaching his inbox was redirected back to me with the following message …

“You are receiving this message in response to your email to ABCD, a Spam Arrest customer. Spam Arrest requests that senders verify themselves before their email is delivered.”

“When you click the above link, you will be taken to a page with a graphic on it. Simply read the word in the graphic, type it into the form, and you’re verified. You will only need to do this once per Spam Arrest customer.”

SpamArrest is an effective email spam blocker. The benefit of its email anti spam feature is that you can decide who is allowed to send you email by importing your personal address book, or entering your known and approved contact addresses directly into the system. Emails from unknown senders will receive an auto-reply message containing a “challenge” and when the sender completes the challenge, their email is forwarded to your inbox, and they are then added to your authorized sender list. You can also review emails from unauthorized senders on their website in your “unverified” folder, else they automatically delete unverified emails after 7 days. Meanwhile you can try the 30 day free SpamArrest Trial.

Though email spam filters work in my gmail and Yahoo mail with powerful email spam protection, they are not able to stop spam email totally. Yet I am not sure I want to “challenge” all my unknown senders. Many genuine email contacts would not understand why the email was sent back and might not bother or have time to send back the email.


4 comments on “SpamArrest : Email Spam Blocker

  1. Ken Leebow says:

    I’ve been using this product for years and it is excellent.

    By the way, the word verification feature of blogger and many other services is much more annoying than Spammarrest’s Challenge/response feature.

    If everyone used challenge/response it would be a mess. However, very few people use it. Typically, the receiver of the challenge e-mail is impressed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I use a free and amazing spam blocker called Spamihilator.
    it’s has plugins to enhance it, it takes a couple days to learn – and then it stops 98% of the spam. it’s realy good.
    http://www.spamihilator.com

  3. john says:

    Try AntiSpam, a ultra light spam filter

    Created entirely in assembly language (yes, only 88Kb!)

    Protect unlimited number of pop3 email addresses (gmail mail included)

    Scan the mail header AND also a number of lines from the mail body

    Can check all hosts found in the mail header against DNSBL (“Real-time Blackhole List”)

    many other features…

    home.deds.nl/~antispam/

    AntiSpam uses UIDL extensively. This key feature is not present in many spam filters, wich can lead to wrong inbox operations with them!

  4. Rosetta Meringolo says:

    This is a outstanding post, but I was wondering how do I suscribe to the RSS feed?

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