I downloaded this free, and apparently 100% kosher, software a few weeks back, after seeing it recommended by an esteemed fellow-doper (forget which one).
Here’s the site. (Note the “recommendations” from CNN, BBC, PC World, etc - they just link to home pages.)
It’s good, it seemed at first. You bounce all the spam without downloading it. I haven’t played with it, but apparently you can set up a “friends-only” function so you pretty much bounce all the spam automatically.
However… within a week of using it, my spam intake was up 50%. By now, it has virtually doubled.
Given that the spam industry is to some extent simply a pyramid scheme with one layer packaging email addresses and selling them on to the next mug down, and given that some “anti-spam” software has (IIRC) been found to be simply part of that diabolical process … have I been had?
I find it hard to believe - the software is actually good (a few bugs notwithstanding). But where did all that extra spam come from?