OK, OK, I hear you.. here I go again, banging on about spam emails.
To give you some idea, on an average day we receive over 1,000 spam email messages .. yes, a day!
Recently, September 2022 time caught up with the pc where were manage email in Outlook 365. We purchased a new Inspiron PC from DELL and set about migrating files and software from the old PC to the new PC.
Largely, everything went very smoothly, then we got to email, Outlook and spam <– now I’m shaking my head in dismay.
A few months back we sacked SPAMfighter. It was ok to begin with but over time had become more and more ineffective. Classifying way too many good emails as spam, clunky and missing way too many spam messages. Worst was having to repeatedly classify the same senders as spam over and over. It was time to go.. uninstalled and moved on, but now was time to re-evaluate spam software.
Research suggested SpamBully was the best performing software, so we installed it. Yes, there was a hiccup installing it.. it failed to recognise the machine as Windows x64. A quick response from SpamBully with a number of suggestions including a new install file which had us up and running in no time.
Much of what SpamBully does, makes total sense. We TRAIN the software to identify good and bad emails. Yes, it has its own filters and algorythms but it makes sense that it needs us to help it identify emails, which becomes enjoyable knowing its the last time we’ll see the messages. In time, we send the confirmed spam straight to trash to be left with a few new spammers in Spam and Unsure which take little time knowing you’re only looking for ‘good’ senders.
It’s been 7 days and SpamBully is managing spam wonderfully. Inbox rarely has any spam (one or two), Spam folder has under 20 and Unsure under 5.. very manageable.
I’ve always maintained.. SPAM is a waste of our time and resources! Every minute spent dealing with spam is a minute lost to productivity.