In December 2006 we announced the beta version of Spam Terrier, our upcoming free anti-spam plug-in for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. The Terrier is now out of puppyhood and is ready to graduate from his obedience classes into the real world, now that he understands how to distinguish between wanted and unwanted emails.
In a nutshell, Spam Terrier uses a Bayesian filter approach, which means that its decisions are based more on behavior patterns than specific white or black list criteria. When you identify a message as spam or not-spam, Spam Terrior uses this information to determine which email behavior patterns are accesptable to you and which are not, rather than relying on the blocking of specific words or phrases.
The more thoroughly you train Spam Terrier, the better its nose for junk becomes. The Bayesian filter uses probability algorithms to assess the odds of new messages having the same characteristics as previously-defined spams.
For the time being Spam Terrier is only compatible with Microsoft mail clients (including Vista) . However, we may consider making it compatible with other popular email programs in the future – if this is something you’re interested in, please post a comment here.
The complete list of Spam Terrier features can be found on the main Agnitum web-site at http://www.agnitum.com/products/spam-terrier/features.php. As it has already been announced the core of Spam Terrier constitutes an anti-spam module in the Outpost Security Suite Pro.
We look forward to hearing your opinions of Spam Terrier, whether you’ve had a chance to use the product or you’ve just been reading about it.
You can download Spam Terrier (final release version) here.
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