PostArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox free of unsolicited e-mail, better known as spam.
PostArmor project works as an email proxy, with support for POP and IMAP, that makes it independent from the e-mail client. As it has been developed in Java, it is also independent from the operating system or platform.
Here are some key features of "PostArmor":
· Can evaluate mail on POP3, Secure POP3 (APOP) and IMAP4 servers, presenting itself as a standard POP3 server to the e-mail client.
· Doesn't download the complete messages, evaluates just the headers and caches the results, to save bandwidth.
· Uses a list of known spammers to speed up evaluation, a user-defined list of blocked addresses and a list of valid addresses.
· Has many powerful and tested filter sets included, that can be expanded by the user: filters can take advantage of a pattern matching technique to check against many similar subjects at once.
· Verifies the validity of the sender, to filter out fake addresses.
· Bounces the message back to the sender, simulating a wrong address.
· Generates an e-mail report of the messages blocked on the server.
· Sends to SpamCop the spam to examine.
· Automatically uses SpamCop's, as well as other blacklists.
· Automatically deletes messages after a preset time or over a preset score.
· Can be used both in GUI mode, for end users, and in console mode on a server, to filter out many accounts at once.
· Has a GUI that takes advantage of localization: the software is already completely localized in French, Spanish and Italian.
· It's free! While you run it just for personal use, on your own e-mail account, you don't need to register nor pay a dime!
· Java 1.4.2 or later
What's New in This Release:
· Code cleanup, in preparation for the Open Source move
· All the code related to the license system has been removed