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paparoo
August 15th, 2011, 03:12 AM
Help! I need some free, easy to install anti-spam software for my email app. Someone somehow accessed my address book and is spamming all contacts. And I have to frequently reset my password because of auto shutoff due to spam detected.

I've googled "free anti-spam software for linux" but you have to be an engineer to understand the results.

Can you help?

My email app is Comcast's XFINITY Connect, if that is any help. They provide Norton for Windows and MAC but nothing for Linux.

howefield
August 15th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Not sure if spamassasin would work with your mail client but worth a look.

Also, you could perhaps set up a gmail account to poll your mail from your Comcast account, and set your email client to get the mail from gmail. The gmail spam filters are the best I've seen.

LowSky
August 15th, 2011, 07:49 AM
You need to set a better password for your comcast account.

Use a longer string and more exotic characters if they will allow you to.

A good example would be something like this:

S0~1ong|&=th@nks...4_all-the_F!sh

fuzzyworbles
August 15th, 2011, 07:51 AM
both evolution and thunderbird have spam filtering plugins. if you're talking about server stuff, you'll have a hard time satisfying your second condition, "easy to install."

paparoo
August 15th, 2011, 06:38 PM
You need to set a better password for your comcast account.

Use a longer string and more exotic characters if they will allow you to.

A good example would be something like this:

S0~1ong|&=th@nks...4_all-the_F!sh


Are you saying that they have guessed my password?

paparoo
August 16th, 2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks for all your help, folks.

Now you will see what a rookie I really am...

I installed AVG for Ubuntu. At least I think I did.

But now I want to run it but cannot find it. It is in the [utils] section, I think.

Questions:

Where is it?

How do I get it to run?

Thanks.:confused:

Paqman
August 16th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Questions:

Where is it?

How do I get it to run?


I don't think AVG for Linux does real-time scanning, so won't really help.

Tbh connecting through a webmail provider like Gmail is the easiest way to sort this IMO.

Frogs Hair
August 16th, 2011, 02:36 PM
It may show up under accessories if it is a GUI based program . I can't find any current information for using AVG on Ubuntu and posting 5 year old links is not helpful. You may have to wait for a forum member that uses it.