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 buyShare