This freeware program allows you to check and manage incoming e-mails before downloading them from the server. Bounce unwanted e-mails to make it look like your address in invalid. Delete unwanted e-mails before you download them. Program analyzes e-mail and categorizes it as either Normal, Virus, Possibly virus, Possibly spam, Probably spam, Chain letter, Blacklisted, or MAPS RBL. You can filter messages and blacklist mail from unwanted sources. You can preview mail before downloading. New features are constantly being added; be sure and check back frequently to get updates. This tool is absolutely the best.
This is the ultimate utility for tracking hackers and spammers. There are online utilites, as well as a free Windows program you can download! It's great for techies, but it's also a learning tool for those who aren't techies. You may feel free to ask questions at the forum, on the e-mail discussion list or at the Spies Online Help Desk.
Pretty Good Privacy
You can download PGP (if you are a US citizen) from MIT. They even publish the source code for public scrutiny. According to MIT, "PGP® or Pretty Good Privacy® is a powerful cryptographic product family that enables people to securely exchange messages, and to secure files, disk volumes and network connections with both privacy and strong authentication." Version 6.5.8 also includes PGPnet - a powerful VPN client which enables secure peer-to-peer IP-based network connections - and Self-Decrypting Archives (SDAs) which allow you to exchange information securely even with those who do not have PGP.
Try any program listed here at your own peril, and remember it's always
a good idea to backup your system before installing anything new.
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