How does SpamSpector work?
SpamSpector sits between your email program and your mailbox, checking your email as you retrieve it. Any email messages that SpamSpector considers to be spam will be "tagged" with a special header; you simply configure your email client to filter anything with this header into a separate folder and your spam won't be mixed up with the rest of your email anymore! But how does SpamSpector know what is spam and what isn't? Well, it uses what are called DNSBL lists.

Patterned after the famous MAPS RBL, these are lists of parts of the Internet that in one way or another facilitate spam. Any email you get from a machine on one of these lists has an increased probability of being spam. Some ISPs already block all email from machines on some of these DNSBL lists, but many do not. This is where SpamSpector comes in.

You can choose to use any or all of the freely-usable DNSBL lists; SpamSpector will look at the machines each email message passed through on its way to your mailbox, and if any of those machines is on one of the DNSBL lists you have chosen then that message will be tagged as spam.

Because not everyone who uses a machine on a DNSBL list will be a spammer, SpamSpector has a powerful whitelisting feature that allows you to ignore DNSBL listings for certain senders or for parts of the Internet.
 
What is SPAM exactly�?
    (From Hormel's Spiced Ham, via the Monty Python"Spam" song) To post irrelevant or inappropriate messages to one or more Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists, or other messaging system in deliberate or accidental violation of netiquette.

    It is possible to spam a newsgroup with one well- (or ill-) planned message, e.g. asking "What do you think of abortion?"on soc.women. This can be done by cross-posting, e.g. any message which is crossposted to alt.rush-limbaugh and alt.politics.homosexuality will almost inevitably spam both groups. (Compare troll and flame bait).

    Posting a message to a significant proportion of all newsgroups is a sure way to spam Usenet and become an object of almost universal hatred. Canter and Siegel spammed the net with their Green card post.

    If you see an article which you think is a deliberate spam, DO NOT post a follow-up - doing so will only contribute to the general annoyance. Send a polite message to the poster by private e-mail and CC it to "postmaster" at the same address. Bear in mind that the posting's origin might have been forged or the apparent sender's account might have been used by someone else without his permission.

    The word was coined as the winning entry in a 1937 competition to choose a name for Hormel Foods Corporation's "spiced meat" (now officially known as "SPAM luncheon meat"). Correspondant Bob White claims the modern use of the term predates Monty Python by at least ten years. He cites an editor for the Dallas Times Herald describing Public Relations as "throwing a can of spam into an electric fan just to see if any of it would stick to the unwary passersby."

Source: V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms December 2001


>> Why Choose SpamSpector?
With some/most anti-spam softwareWith SpamSpector
Long and complex registration process.+ Quick and easy with SpamSpector set up wizard
It takes time to get acquainted with the service's settings and features before actually using it.+ SpamSpector is user friendly and starts fighting spam immediately .
Internet mailbox can only be cleaned when you are working from a specific PC.+ Your mailbox will be spam-free regardless of the PC you are accessing it from - from work, home, or an Internet cafe.
It takes time to import address book to white list and customize anti-spam software+ SpamSpector is the only intelligent program that learns from your habits, remembers the recipient of your emails and automatically include them in your white list.
Increased risk of losing legitimate mails + SpamSpector allows you to view and retrieve messages marked as Spam and stored in the Spam Folder
Have to change configuration of your existing applications.+ You don't need to change any of your mail client settings.
Anti-spam providers frequently require mail to be forwarded to special addresses.+ You don't have to do anything different or special with your mail, addresses, or providers.
If you have multiple mailboxes, you can only clean only one of them, and have to pay extra for cleaning any additional accounts.+ There is no limit to the number of mailboxes you can have cleaned and made spam-free.