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Extreme Spam Filtering – When Filters and Blocklists Are Not Enough.

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February, 2005 – 0Spam.com, a free anti-spam service, announces its new wave of features, tools, downloads, translations, and other major service improvements. By providing a smart and efficient anti-spam solution simple enough for home users and powerful enough for business users, 0Spam.com has grown its user base in the past 18 months to include thousands of satisfied users who are spared from millions of spams each month.

0Spam.com uses a CAPTCHA as a test to determine spam messages apart from legitimate E-mail. All mail is assumed spam unless determined otherwise by a series of user-defined whitelists, various global whitelist filters, and IP address checks. Messages that pass any of the whitelists are allowed to remain in the user’s inbox. Unauthorized messages require the sender to verify their E-mail address only once to show that their message is legitimate. Many users claim a 100% spam blocking accuracy rate.

Major features added since August 2003 include support for Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and IMAP accounts; support for blind users; a whitelist specially designed for mailing lists and newsletters; homepage translations into Dutch, Spanish, and French; a virtual mail server which removes spam seconds before the user checks their E-mail; the ability for users to check their E-mail and view their Junk Mail folder at the same time, and more than twenty verification translations are now available including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Estonian.

0Spam.com Express, a downloadable add-on for Windows, makes it easy for new users to setup their account by automatically importing their E-mail account settings and address book into the 0Spam.com interface. Once installed, 0Spam.com Express sleeps in the Task Bar and intercepts spam between the user’s mail server and inbox, before the E-mail client has a chance to download it.

Users may now take advantage of a new feature called Smart Language Detection which tells the 0Spam.com software to detect which language an E-mail was written in and sends back a verification message in the appropriate language. This is a key feature of the service which 0Spam.com has worked hard to make sure works properly. Planned upcoming features include a multi-dimensional DNS blocklist spam detection method and a smart mailing list detection algorithm.

In December 2003 0Spam.com has been accredited by the blind community to be the first anti-spam service that allows blind users to “see” the CAPTCHA number, used by many online services as a way of separating humans from computers or spammers. Here is how it works: the blind user is sent a verification message instructing them to visit the URL containing the image with distorted numbers. On that page there is an invisible hyperlink that only blind people can read with a screen reading program. The user clicks the link, enters their E-mail address, and the verification code is sent to them, which they can then enter into the first page containing the distorted image. Thanks to Grant Hardy of ACB Radio, for contributing his 28 minute review of 0Spam.com and how blind users can see the distorted verification code and protect their E-mail accounts from spam.


Press release from PRWeb.com (get coupon)


Defend Your E-mail Account from Spammers With 0Spam.com; Many Users Claim 100% Accuracy

October, 2003 – 0Spam.com, a free anti-spam service dedicated to eliminating spam from your inbox is announcing the availability of it’s service at www.0spam.com after initial tests have been successfully completed. With the increasing number of spam messages received in recent months, it is not uncommon for someone’s E-mail account to be hit with 500 or more spams each day, which makes 0Spam.com all the more useful.

Contrary to other anti-spam services, 0Spam.com assumes all mail to be spam unless determined otherwise by a series of user-defined and automatically generated whitelists. If a message passes any one of the whitelist rules, it is allowed to remain in the user’s inbox. Unauthorized messages require the sender to verify their E-mail address only once to show that their message was not spam. Many of our beta testers have reported to us that our service was nearly 100% accurate in spam detection.

One major advantage of our server-based system is that since no software is required to download or install, 0Spam.com is compatible with any operating system that supports a web interface, any E-mail client, and any POP based E-mail account (POP means Post Office Protocol, the most common method of accessing E-mail). Not only does the user keep their same E-mail address, but they will also continue to check their E-mail the same way they always do using the E-mail client of their choice. Hence, they may keep all the same E-mail filters and rules in their E-mail client if they wish.

One typical problem of E-mail verification systems is that they often block newsletters, confirmation E-mails, and other automated E-mails where there is no human sender to verify that the message is not spam. Our solution to this problem is the “keyword whitelist” feature which allows the user to whitelist words or phrases in a message, such as their last name, address, or the names of newsletters that they belong to, which are not found in spam mails. In case one of these non-spam mails are deleted and marked as spam, the user can always log in to their account and read or undelete the message.

Once an E-mail account is registered and configured with 0Spam.com, the entire system is fully automatic, no more work is required on the user’s part. An easy-to-understand tutorial with screen shots is provided to help users setup their E-mail accounts with our service.

0Spam.com intends to keep the service free and eventually charge a small fee of 10 € ($11 USD) per year only to users who want additional storage space or extra features for their account. For more information regarding 0Spam.com, please visit our website at http://www.0spam.com/.

Press release from PRWeb.com (get coupon)

News – Spam Filtering Software

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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