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5 BIG Anti Spam And Virus Freebies - More about eMail

Copyright (c) 2004-2022

There are many ways to protect the valuable information on your computer from invaders and heartless spammers. Most of them cost money and require more money on a regular basis for updates. Many of them are quite good and worth every penny.

Here are 5 ways you can add to your protection at no cost. With ther addition of a freebee you can double or triple your protection.

These are not demo programs, untested or free-for-
a-limited time, but unlimited forever free real working applications.

There are options to purchase with each free tool, however, you can use them all for an unlimited time in their free mode.

NOTE: BIG Mike has no financial interest in, or incentive program with, any of the vendors whose tools and programs are offered here. They are presented in the spirit of better, more effieicent eMail.


Freebie #1 MAILWASHER

MailWasher is a program that wil let you inspect the FROM address and the SUBJECT LINE of every eMail waiting for you, BEFORE it is loaded into your computer. If you choose to "Bounce" any message,it is returned to the sender as a "hard Bounce", computer talk for "This address does not work". The hard bounce increases the possibility your name will be removed from that spammer's list because most have equipment that automatically removes "Hard Bounced" addresses. You can also delete messages before they are sent to your computer. It takes about two minutes to download and install and is free (unless you want to send the developer $3 or more as a tip (his word).

Here's how to get MailWasher http://www.mailwasher.net

Go to the MailWasher address and read all the goodies on the first page. Become dutifully impressed. Control your new case of "The Hardly Waits" until you can get it downloaded and installed.

At the top of the page, click "Free Download" on the left hand side of the page (second button)

Download the Beta version, it’s newer

Follow your normal routine for downloading and installing programs (Most computers have a folder "My Downloads", save it there).

To install the program go to your eMail program and look up; your POP3 Mail Server address for incoming mail your SMTP Mail Server address for outgoing mail

That information is stored in the "preferences" or "options" sections of your eMail program (In Outlook Express it is under Tools/Accounts)

You will also need your log-on name and your pasword.

When the program opens automatically looks at the eMail waiting to be delivered to you. Bounce what you want (you can also mark some messages to be deleted) then click on "Process Mail" and let the bouncing begin. When MailWasher has logged off, click on "Mail Program" to bring up your eMail program so you can load and read regular eMail. In no time at all your SPAM load will be much less.


Freebie #2 HOUSECALL

HouseCall is Trend Micro's FREE on-line virus scanner. This site will scan your computer for viruses directly from the web. Many times a virus can infect your computer through eMail, especially if you open an attachment from someone you don’t know. Even if yoou have a virus checker installed and working in your computer, I urge you to use Housecall every day.

Here's how to use Housecall http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall

The first time you use it it will ask for permission to load and store load a small file on your computer. Entirely OK, then each time you use it, it will update that file with the latest checking informaton.

Most hard drives are drive C: Select that drive and click on Scan. It is a good idea to do this as you go to lunch each day as the time it takes is dependent on your connection speed. When HouseCall finishes, it will tell you how many files were found with viruses, and of those the ones that can be cleaned and sill used and the ones that should be deleted. Do not hisitate when asked to delete. A virus is a bad thing.

HouseCall does not provide virus protection. It provides virus DETECTION, and only while you are connected to HouseCall. So your computer is still vulnerable to virus attacks in between online virus scans, you need protection all day long, every time you download a file from the Internet or copy a file from a floppy disk

Trend Micro will offer to sell you their popular program PC-Cillin (which is a very good one) or you can use one of the others. Some savy computer people use Norton or McAfee automatically in their machine and scan with HouseCall daily at lunch. Like getting a second opinion at the doctor’s.


Freebie #3 AVG Anti-Virus

Here's an excellent, freeware anti-virus utility that also offers you free monthly updates. An easy-to-use program, AVG features resident protection, an eMail scanner and automatic healing of infected files.

AVG 6.0 Free Edition http://www.grisoft.com

Download, install and use AVG 6.0 Anti-Virus system to reliably protect your computer and data free of charge. Go to Free Download Page to get more information.

They sell a commercial version, but offer a free version for all single home and office end users!

Free Updates! AVG continuously adds new viruses into the virus database,as well as new functions and features. All these improvements can be downloaded by clicking on Updates. To download Update files, go to Free Updates Page

Note:the programs we list here will either clean and/or scan your computer for viruses. Be sure you check with the provider of the anti-virus program that you download for periodic updates, as new viruses are appearing all the time on the Web


Freebie #4 AntiVir Virus Checker

This easy-to-use freeware antivirus utility detects over 40,000 viruses and includes a resident monitor and desktop program. Scans for DOS, Windows, macros and Java viruses. For Windows (ME & 98 & 95) and XP (XP & 2000 & NT)

Go to this website and follow the directions http://www.free-av.com/



Freebie #5 Eudora

As Microsoft gets bigger and bigger, most of the eMail today is sent and read by two programs created by Microsoft and delivered as a part of Windows. Outlook and Outlook Express.

Because of their wide-spread use, the virus bugs (pun intended) target them almost exclusively. A bit of email insuirance is to use an eMail program OTHER than Outlook or Outlook Express.

Eudora® is a great eMail program for people who get lots of eMail and for those who get only a few messages a day. Best of all, it is rarely targeted for virus attacks. Most virus developers go after the Outlook Address book and send bogus mails to thousands. Eudora is easy to use and has many features not found in either of the Outlooks.

Best of all, a full-featured version is free for the downloading. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you. Eudora 6.0 is more than a way to send and receive messages - it's a powerful eMail management tool with features to increase your productivity and enhance your communications.

Everything you need to know about how to download it, set it up and use it is at the Eudora Website. http://www.eudora.com/

Additional reading: Get my article -10 Ways to Fight Spam- by sending a blank eMail to MailTo:Spam@BigIdeasGroup.com


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