"If viruses are the scourge of the information age, spam is the court jester. Essentially harmless if deleted, spam, or unsolicited email, is employed for all kinds of purposes. It can pitch real products and services, it can "phish" for personal information used to steal your credit or identity, it can transport malicious code that awaits you to execute it, or it can simply make fun of the size of your nether regions.
One thing’s for sure: If too much spam makes it into your inbox, it’s a real annoyance and, to the less Internet savvy, it can be dangerous. We pulled three, free-for-personal-use anti-spam programs off the Web and gave them a specific challenge: Beat Microsoft Outlook’s own anti-spam prowess. The anti-spam programs are:
* SPAMfighter" – Content courtesy of 3 Free Anti-Spam Programs Reviewed – OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech