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0Spam.com News

  • [10 July 2008] – Substantial changes to mail agent configuration made that should substantially improve website performance
  • [08 July 2008] – Changes to mail agent configuration made that should improve website performance (didn’t work)
  • [08 July 2008] – New system monitoring script introduced to ensure that the web interface is consistently accessible
  • [05 July 2008] – Database capacity increased substantially, error 136 should be gone
  • [04 June 2008] – Sorting now available for white lists and block lists! Please inform us if this introduces any new issues.
  • [04 June 2008] – Paypal support introduced! Now you can upgrade your account via either 2co.com or paypal.com
  • [04 June 2008] – Undeleted issue should be fixed for users that were unable to undelete messages previously.[02 June 2008] – Mail Agent Settings modified to more effectively handle heavy loads during peak usage hours, performance should be substantially better than before.
  • [20 May 2008] – Temporary System Maintenance at 8:45 GMT… This change should fix database issues in the future.
  • [20 May 2008] – Daily reports issue should be fixed for users that were unable to receive daily reports previously.
  • [9 April 2008] – Improvements made to contact form inside account
  • [26 March 2008] – Improvements made to PopSpam for Yahoo mail and GMail users – it should work for all Yahoo users now.
  • [10 November 2007] – Translation submission form added to the bottom of all pages, lots of minor problems fixed.
  • [09 November 2007] – Made the user interface easier to use, improved account settings form, made header and footer consistent inside account.
  • [02 November 2007] – Automated upgrade process for convenience of users.
  • [20 October 2007] – New, user-friendly web interface is comming soon, Hotmail support is currently being re-implemented, (this will be announced when it is finished) and a form for submitting translations in other languages will be added soon.
  • [12 October 2007] – Clarified Frequently Asked Questions. Additional staff hired to provide more effective customer support, and to implement more features.
  • [8 October 2007] – Upgraded database to improve reliability.
  • [3 September 2005] – Norwegian added to verification languages. Likely non-spam messages in JunkMail folder are now highlighted in green.
  • [11 August 2007] – Our Spam filter works with both Carbonite online backup (get coupon) and Norton AntiVirus (get coupon)
  • [22 June 2005] – Simplified Chinese added to verification languages.
  • [10 June 2005] – 0spam.com is featured in an excellent PC Magazine online article by editor Neil J. Rubenking.
  • [26 January 2005] – Estonian and Bulgarian added to verification languages.
  • [7 January 2005] – About.com’s Heinz Tschabitscher publishes his 0Spam.com Review.
  • [2 January 2005] – Global whitelist feature added for verified E-mail senders. This is an automatic built-in feature.
  • [16 November 2004] – 0Spam.com Express for Windows is released.
  • [13 October 2004] – Major hardware and software upgrades. IMAP now supported. POPSpam now compatible with Mozilla Thunderbird.
  • [12 October 2004] – Support for GMail added. The 0Spam.com IP Blacklist Project in development.
  • [2 September 2004] – Japanese and Indonesian languages added.
  • [19 August 2004] – Search feature for JunkMail Folder added, second backup server for re-undeleting messages, and auto-login added.
  • [17 August 2004] – Anti-virus software installed today, automatically blocks current and future viruses by around 98%.
  • [13 August 2004] – Grant Hardy does a 28 minute review and audio tutorial of 0Spam.com for ACB Radio.
  • [5 August 2004] – New virus and worm blocking module will be added shortly, will detect around 99% of current and new viruses.
  • [19 June 2004] – The 0Spam.com publishes a list of 1633 Free E-mail Services, which may help software developers fight spam.
  • [12 June 2004] – The 50 Latest Spams Caught Today page is added.
  • [2 June 2004] – Chinese, Slovak, and Catalan verification translations added. Spammers are attempting to bypass anti spam services like 0Spam.com.
  • [14 May 2004] – Polish and Romanian languages added, daily spam reporting feature added.
  • [11 April 2004] – Fixed issue with Yahoo, Hotmail that marked scanned mails as read, many minor issues fixed as well.
  • [8 April 2004] – Customizable verification messages, catch-all account feature for Professional accounts, and French homepage translation added.
  • [6 March 2004] – POPSpam now compatible with Yahoo and Hotmail.
  • [1 March 2004] – Forums added, Finnish language added.
  • [23 January 2004] – Language support for Russian added.
  • [5 January 2004] – The simulated POP server called POPSpam is added which will greatly improve service.
  • [2 January 2004] – The Dutch language added for verification mails.
  • [1 January 2004] – Krify.com, a technology information site from India lists 0Spam.com.
  • [18 December 2003] – Support for blind users added.
  • [8 December 2003] – Language support for Turkish added.
  • [24 November 2003] – Language support for Serbian added, Smart Language Detection fully implemented.
  • [11 November 2003] – French, German, and Italian language support added.
  • [4 November 2003] – New minor features added: account editing and option to turn off verification messages and use only filters.
  • [31 October 2003] – Support for other languages (Portuguese, Danish, Swedish) added for verification E-mails. Other submissions are welcome.
  • [22 October 2003] – 0Spam.com recently received an excellent review in the Jakarta Post, an Indonesian newspaper.
  • [30 September 2003] – Support for Hotmail E-mail accounts added.
  • [20 September 2003] – Support for Yahoo E-mail accounts added.
  • [31 August 2003] – “Smart Whitelisting” feature added.
  • [30 August 2003] – Users may now select the number of days a sender has to verify their mail before it is deleted.
  • [24 August 2003] – New feature added: the re-undelete feature allows messages to be undeleted to any E-mail address multiple times.
  • [30 July 2003] – New feature added: keyword/phrase blocklist, added by request.
  • [28 July 2003] – Press release for 0Spam.com has been posted.
  • [27 July 2003] – The 0Spam.com tutorial has been updated with more details for fine-tuning your 0Spam.com account.
  • [25 July 2003] – New compression method will be implemented over the weekend, will result in more storage space per account.
  • [23 July 2003] – 128-bit security certificate added today, allows for secure logins and secure viewing of deleted mail on the admin page.
  • [5 July 2003] – Keyword Whitelisting added which allows users to whitelist mail if it contains specific keywords or phases anywhere in the mail.

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Languages – Verification Messages

Verification Message Translations

The following translated verification messages have been kindly donated by our users. Please E-mail us to add your language or to make a correction to an existing language.

*Please note that we are no longer updating, or providing support for our 0spam.com free spam filtering service.

English – default language.


ATTENTION!

A message you recently sent to a 0Spam.com user with the subject “Test” was not delivered because they are using the 0Spam.com anti-spam service. Please click the link below to confirm that this is not spam. When you confirm, this message and all future messages you send will automatically be accepted.

http://www.0spam.com/v.cgi?user=x&verify=x

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This is an automated message from 0Spam.com.
Please do not reply to this Email.

Looking for a free anti-spam service?
Visit us at http://www.0spam.com for find out more.9


Danish – sent to .dk domains.
Hej

Du sendte fornylig en email til mig med emnet “Test”. Den er ikke kommet igennem til mig, da jeg bruger 0spam.com anti-spam systemet for at undgå spam. Meddelelser til mig kommer kun igennem fra afsendere, som jeg har godkendt. Hvis du klikker på linket nedenfor, vil du blive accepteret som legitim afsender, og din mail samt alle fremtidige mails, vil blive accepteret og komme igennem til mig. Jeg undskylder ulejligheden, men er sikker på, at du forstår nødvendigheden af anti-spam tiltag.

http://www.0spam.com/v.cgi?user=x&verify=x

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Dette er en automatisk meddelelse fra 0Spam.com.
Svar ikke på denne email.

Er du på udkig efter en gratis anti-spam service?
Klik ind på http://www.0spam.com for mere information.


Portuguese – sent to .br and .pt domains.
Atenção!

A mensagem com o assunto “Test” que você enviou recentemente não foi entregue porque o usuário está usando o serviço anti-spam 0spam.com. Por favor, clique no endereço abaixo para confirmar que a mensagem não é um spam. Assim que você confirmar, esta, e todas suas futuras mensagens serão automaticamente aceitas.

http://www.0spam.com/v.cgi?user=x&verify=x

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Essa é uma mensagem automática do 0spam.com.
Por favor, não responda a este e-mail.

Procurando um serviço anti-spam?
Visite-nos no site http://www.0spam.com para conhecer mais.

0Spam Tutorial – Free Spam Filtering Service

Five Easy Steps to Get Started:

  1. Register to create your 0Spam.com account.
  2. Login your 0Spam.com account.
  3. Add Your E-mail Accounts that you want 0Spam.com to remove spam from.
  4. Install 0Spam.com Express or POPSpam (for advanced users, and non-Windows users).
  5. Add Your Friends to Your Whitelists. See below for more information about this step.

*Note: We are currently no longer supporting updates for our free spam filtering service. Please see our recommendations for comprehensive online security from top names like Norton Security (get coupons).


Optional Whitelist and Blocklist Steps:

1. Import friendly E-mail addresses to your whitelist. This is not required, but recommended to save all your friends the trouble of verifying their E-mails. To add your address book to your whitelist, you may upload it using the “Import Address book” tool on the whitelisting page. The address book must be in a CSV (Comma-Separated Variable) format. You can also copy and paste in addresses, one address per line.

2. Add domains to your domain whitelist. This is also not required, but makes it easier in certain cases. For example, if you own mydomain.com and you and your friends have E-mail accounts there, you can whitelist mydomain.com so that anyone from this domain can E-mail you without receiving a verification E-mail.

3. Add keywords or phrases to the keyword whitelist. This box is also located on the whitelist page of the admin section, simply enter here any word or phrase that you do not want 0Spam.com to mark as spam. This may include, your name, a newsletter name, your address, an alias, or anything else that is not included in most or all spam. This great feature is a solution to automatically accepting many newsletters or mailing list E-mails that you are a member of.

4. Block certain E-mail addresses or domains. The blocklist takes precedence over all whitelist rules. If an E-mail in your blocklist matches the sender’s E-mail, then the mail will be deleted without you ever seeing it. You may also enter in here names, or parts of E-mail addresses, such as “postmaster” or “Mailer-Daemon” if you do not want to receive bounce back mails, or @aol.com to block all E-mail from AOL.

Adding your E-mail Account

Once you have created your 0Spam.com account, the first thing you must do is add your E-mail accounts to your 0Spam.com account. All you need is your username, password, and pop server. You can get this information from your ISP or from your E-mail client. The screen shot below shows how to get this information from Outlook Express.

Note to Yahoo and Hotmail users: 0Spam.com is compatible with both Yahoo and Hotmail E-mail accounts. Enter your login information as you would for a POP account and use “Yahoo” for the E-mail server if you use Yahoo and “Hotmail” if you use Hotmail (see example below for Yahoo mail).

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And from Eudora:

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Add the POPSpam Account to Your E-mail Client

The POPSpam account simulates a connection between your E-mail client and the 0Spam.com service so that it checks and removes spam from all your E-mail accounts when your E-mail client connects to it. The basic idea of the POPSpam account is to have your E-mail client automatically connect to it just before it checks your real E-mail accounts protected by 0Spam.com.

To add it to your E-mail client, enter in 0Spam.com for the Incoming Mail Server, and your username and password of your 0Spam.com account. You must also change the Incoming Mail Server port to 1111. If asked for other information such as outgoing server or an E-mail address, you may enter in anything for those fields. You should also title this account something like 0Spam.com Account so that it will be checked first. Some E-mail clients may check E-mail accounts in reverse alphabetical order, hence you may want to name your 0Spam.com account such as “ZSpam” or “zspam”. See screen shots below for configuring Outlook Express.

For Outlook Express

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For Entourage:

Setting up POPSpam for Entourage is similar to setting it up for Outlook Express. First launch Entourage, then select the Tools menu, then click on Accounts. Then press the New button. Make the account name 0Spam.com, and enter in your 0Spam.com username for the Account ID, for the POP Server enter 0Spam.com, and enter your 0Spam.com password for the Password. You may enter in anything else for the other information asked.

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When your account is created, highlight it, and click Edit to open the preferences for the account. Then click Click here for advanced receiving options. A box will appear. Change the Override default POP port to 1111.

Also, you should uncheck the box Send commands to server simultaneously, which is located for the account properties.

Setting up your POPSpam account for Eudora is a bit more complicated. You must create a second “Personality” to get it working. For instructions, on setting up another Eudora Personality, click here.

Importing Your Address Book

For Outlook Express:

Importing your E-mail address book is probably the most difficult thing you need to do to get started using our service. First open your address book. You can do this by going to Start, Programs, Accessories, Address Book or by clicking your address book icon on MS Outlook, Outlook Express, or what ever E-mail client program you use. Once in the address book, go to File, Export, Other Address Book…

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