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Marjorie

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    Good FREE spam filter
    « on: July 06, 2009, 04:08:34 PM »
    I need a good FREE spam filter. For some reason, I am getting so many spam e-mails lately.  I downloaded Spam Fighter, but it was only good for a month, now I have to get rid of it.
    Thanks.

    Mulreay

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    Re: Good FREE spam filter
    « Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 04:21:51 PM »
    What internet browser are you using?

    Marjorie

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      Re: Good FREE spam filter
      « Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 07:14:45 PM »
      Windows XP

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      Re: Good FREE spam filter
      « Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 07:17:32 PM »
      I downloaded Spam Fighter, but it was only good for a month, now I have to get rid of it.

      Not entirely true. The advanced features will go away after a month unless you buy the license but the basic features, which is all you need, are free for home use for life.

      SpamFighter is one of the best.

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        Re: Good FREE spam filter
        « Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 07:28:00 PM »
        Yes, but the thingy that wants you to buy it pops up in my face continually, I don't want that.

         It is a good program, but they want me to buy it, so I have to deal with that all the time.  I wouldn't mind buying it if it were a one time buy, but you have to buy it every year...

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        Re: Good FREE spam filter
        « Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 07:49:00 PM »
        Have you checked in the settings for a way to turn that off? I haven't used it in a while so maybe they have added that but it shouldn't keep happening. All that should happen with the free version is it will tag the bottom of each of your outgoing e-mails with a "Protected by SpamFighter" footer. You might try asking in their forums. http://community.spamfighter.com/forums/

        Or switch to another good free antispam tool. http://www.mailwasher.net/


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          Re: Good FREE spam filter
          « Reply #6 on: July 07, 2009, 08:14:36 PM »
          You can't turn it off, it is their way of getting you to buy it.  If there was a way to turn it off, then they would just be giving away a free spam filter. That is not their goal.  It is working well, but that pop up is soooo annoying.

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          Re: Good FREE spam filter
          « Reply #7 on: July 07, 2009, 08:17:58 PM »
          Give me a little bit to play with it and see if I can find a way to turn it off.

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            Re: Good FREE spam filter
            « Reply #8 on: July 07, 2009, 08:22:43 PM »
            Great, thank you

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            Re: Good FREE spam filter
            « Reply #9 on: July 07, 2009, 08:38:34 PM »
            I found the registry key it runs from.

            [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\F680B02FB4BF8874AA2CFABA3A87DAE1]
            "BuySPAMfighter"="Common"

            Removing the key and it should stop popping up.

            Go to Start > Run and type notepad.exe then click OK

            Copy and paste the below into Notepad and save as fixme.reg to Your Desktop

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            REGEDIT4

            [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\F680B02FB4BF8874AA2CFABA3A87DAE1]
            "BuySPAMfighter"=-
            "ProductName"=-

            Locate fixme.reg on your Desktop and double-click it. Answer Yes when prompted to merge with the Registry.

            Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it did not work.

            Delete the fixme.reg from the Desktop.

            Let me know...

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              Re: Good FREE spam filter
              « Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 02:49:13 PM »
              Alrighty then, I did this and got the success message.  I hope that stops this and does not stop the spam filter from doing it's job.  I will let you know if I get anymore pop-ups. 
              Thanks a bunch..

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              Re: Good FREE spam filter
              « Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 02:59:37 PM »
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              I hope that stops this and does not stop the spam filter from doing it's job.

              It shouldn't interfere with it at all.

              Let me know how it goes so I'll know for the future.

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                Re: Good FREE spam filter
                « Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 03:04:39 PM »
                I will report back here, and it may help others
                thanks again

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                  Re: Good FREE spam filter
                  « Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 03:18:17 PM »
                  Reporting back.  I got the blasted pop-up already, so that didn't work.  Back to square one lol.

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                  Re: Good FREE spam filter
                  « Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 03:36:07 PM »
                  I kind of wondered if just disabling it would work. Let's remove the entire key instead of just disabling it.

                  Go to Start > Run and type notepad.exe then click OK

                  Copy and paste the below into Notepad and save as fixme.reg to Your Desktop

                  Code: [Select]
                  REGEDIT4

                  [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\F680B02FB4BF8874AA2CFABA3A87DAE1]

                  Locate fixme.reg on your Desktop and double-click it. Answer Yes when prompted to merge with the Registry.

                  Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it did not work.

                  Delete the fixme.reg from the Desktop.

                  Let me know...