More than 90% of all emails are usually undesirable and thus considered as SPAM. In order to save time e.g. through reading and deleting such unwanted emails you™ll need an effective spam detection program that identifies unwanted emails in advance and possibly reject them.
SpamAssassin for Windows is such a powerful email filter, using a variety of mechanisms including text analysis, Bayesian filtering as well as DNS requests to block known spam senders. Thus the software is one of the most effective anti-spam solutions at all.
Beside various Plug-Ins the freeware includes the following SpamAssassin components as executable Windows applications (exe.):
- spamassassin.exe (Mail filter)
- spamd.exe (SpamAssassin as a server process (Daemon))
- spamc.exe (Client for server process)
- sa-update.exe (a program to update filter-rule-settings)
- sa-learn.exe (trains the Bayes-Filter in regards to spam-/ham-mails)
SpamAssassin is a project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) and has been ported for Windows by JAM Software. Using a MTA (Message Transfer Agent) in combination with SpamAssassin for Windows provides you a very effective anti-spam solution.
SpamAssassin for Windows will not integrate into other applications as it is much more like a "service" that can be contacted to evaluate emails and thus indicates a probability whether it is an unwanted email or not. You therefore need to have an additional mail-routing program that is capable of using and interpreting the results from SpamAssassin, running in accordance with all defined procedures