View Poll Results: Which do you think has the most effective spam filter?

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  • Hotmail

    7 70.00%
  • Yahoo

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  • GMail

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    Default Hotmail removes 98% of all spam with SmartScreen system

    Every e-mail system has spam, and Hotmail is no exception. However, our SmartScreen™ spam-fighting system is one of the most effective in the industry. This post will give you the inside scoop on how we use it to fight the menace that is spam, and what you can do to help.



    Why do people send spam in the first place? It’s simple: for the money. Spam is big, big business. Much of it is also illegal, but, unfortunately, that hasn’t kept people from sending it.

    Hotmail removes 98% of all spam before it can even reach your Inbox.

    Read more: Fighting the war on spam - Inside Windows Live - The Windows Blog

    Do you use any Anti-spam software? I do not. I just plain delete.

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    That's really a good news. To avoid spam, I use a separate email ID to leave in comments box, & software promotions.

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    I always uses my in id for commenting and registering purpose..........thats why I have my Hotmail ID safe till now

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    I use Hotmail as my main e-mail. I'd hate to see how much spam I got if it didn't filter the 98%. I have spent countless hours over the past few years filtering out address's. Kinda ****s though, now I'm less of a daily billionaire LOL

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    Gmail in my opinion has the better spam filter.
    I stopped using Hotrmail several years ago since the most of SPAM I recieved was not filtered.

    Post Scriptum: I use ultrafunk PopCorn antispam client, freeware, Windows 7 compatible, multiaccount, and exploit/virus proof. It doesn't use any filter, you may simply read your e-mail directly form server, then decide what to delete and what not
    Last edited by leofelix; 13th January 2010 at 10:53.

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    for me its Hotmail and Gmail.

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    I'm happy with Gmail

    Actually as email client I use Foxmail. It's enough secure but I think to change it soon because some errors that appear sometimes during exit of program.

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    ultrafunk PopCorn antispam,what's in a name...
    Very interesting email client when you're on the road and only 455 kb
    Seems they stopped supporting it,but they still offer their last version 1.95
    ultrafunk / popcorn mail client

    Thanks Leofelix!

    I use Gmail with Windows Mail

    The new Thunderbird 3.0 looks kinda neat though...
    Last edited by StrayCat; 13th January 2010 at 22:05.

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