Useful stuff

Every so often on the web you find rare thing: a useful tool that’s free (and not adware or spyware). Yesterday I found SpamPal. This is a tool that compares all your incoming e-mail to lists of known spammers maintained by various groups such as Spamhaus and flags all mail from listed sources by adding something to the subject line. It’s then a simple task for your e-mail client to sort the e-mails into a folder for easy disposal. So far it’s caught over 80% of my spam with no false positives (way better than my old Outlook filters). It’s small (~390KB) and it’s free, I recommend that you down load it now unless you enjoy sorting through all the penis enlargement, bored housewives and pyramid scam mails to find the e-mails that matter to you.