Spamdrain–Great Android App–or Just a Great App Period!

When I went to the Android mobile phone platform, one of the things that was really annoying was the amount of SPAM messages I was getting in email.  The server side SPAM filter provided by my email host was still catching 90% of the 800-1000 spam messages I receive every day (yeah that’s right – 1000).  That still left 50 to 100 spams getting to my phone, and those of you who have a smart phone know that it is a pain getting through your good messages on the phone without dealing with all the spam.

So I went to the Android App Store and found Spamdrain.  It’s $15.00.  I set up an account, and downloaded it to my phone.  The process of setting up the account let me filter the entire email account through Spamdrain, and an unexpected side benefit was that it cleaned up the small amount of spam that was slipping by my AVG and Outlook spam filters on my laptop,  I have a clean inbox for the first time in ages!!

I get an email daily from Spamdrain that let’s me look at the messages it blocked.  When I click on the allow option in the email for false positive items such as newsletters and legitimate marketing mail, it send the mail to my inbox and trains my account so that future message from them get through.  Even though I can manage this from the email (which is super easy and the first time I’ve seen that feature anywhere), I usually go to my Spamdrain archive online and manage it there.  The online site shows how many message you received, and displays a great bar chart showing how many were valid, spam, and viruses.  That’s right – Spamdrain blocks virus laden emails, too.

This awesome program is worth the money – big time!  Even if you are not using a smart phone, but just want a great bit of spam filtering for  your email account, Spamdrain would be a great buy


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

Add a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.