Fed up with spam, am I? Yep. Eudora had an ad for something called Spam Arrest, so I thought I’d look at it, expecting to be disappointed. Guess what? It doesn’t look half bad.
The general idea is that the first time (only) a new person sends e-mail to you, they have to look at a picture showing a word and copy that word into a text box. Since only a human could do this, auto-mailers and the like are out. And if a spammer should do it, you can block their address and they have to do it again with their next address. Cost: $20 every six months.
I’ll stop sounding like a Spam Arrest ad now and get to the point. While I was signing up for the free 30-day trial, I found out that I needed to submit my POP3 server IP address, username and password for it to work. I cringed at that.
Sure, I’m running my own mail server, so if this turns out to be crap I’ll change the password in one shake of a lamb’s tail, or even change the username if necessary. I still don’t feel too comfortable submitting this information on a webpage. Has anyone else used Spam Arrest? Good/bad experiences? Any aid is appreciated.