SpamButcher Releases “Anticipated Sender” Standard to Combat False Positives

SpamButcher Releases “Anticipated Sender” Standard to Combat False Positives










Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 23, 2008

A problem plaguing all anti-spam solutions to some degree is the issue of incorrectly filtered messages known as “false positives.”

Wanted email messages such as newsletters and income receipts often contain many elements in common with spam messages. Embedded images, “unsubscribe” notices and multiple recipients can cause spam filters to inaccurately attach a message as being spam.

Anti-spam software provider, SpamButcher is offering a solution to the problem in the form of an open standard called “Anticipated Sender.”

When a website wants to offer a newsletter subscription or other automated email messages to a individual – they can also present them with a special link to an Anticipated Sender file containing the sender’s email address.

If the individual clicks the link, the file is downloaded and processed by their spam filter. The spam filtering application then presents the individual with the option of adding the sender’s address to the user’s list of known email addresses to be exempt from filtering.

SpamButcher 2.1 is the first spam filter to support the standard.

SpamButcher is publishing the details of this standard for use by webmasters, legitimate commercial email senders and spam filter developers without charge.

Related Documents:

Anticipated Sender Open Standard Overview

Anticipated Sender Implementation Guide for Spam Filter Developers

Anticipated Sender Implementation Guide for Web Developers

Other efforts to assure email delivery have depended on centralized databases of validated senders. This forces users to trust a third-party to accurately decide who’s a spammer and who’s not.

In contrast, Anticipated Sender has the advantage of letting the individual specifically decide which senders to allow.

About SpamButcher

SpamButcher offers a powerful client-side anti-spam solution for Windows users that can eliminate up to 98 percent of spam email messages.

In 2002 SpamButcher became the first commercially acquirable anti-spam product to utilize fuzzy logic technology.

Visit http://www.spambutcher.com to download a free 21-day trial version of the SpamButcher spam filter.

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SpamButcher Launches SpamFreeze ? A Free Anti-Spam Service for Bloggers and Webmasters

SpamButcher Launches SpamFreeze – A Free Anti-Spam Service for Bloggers and Webmasters










Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 26, 2005

SpamFreeze is a free service provided by SpamButcher for webmasters, Bloggers and anyone else who needs to publish their email address online without fear of being spammed.

SpamFreeze can be accessed via http://www.spambutcher.com/spamfreeze/

Getting setup with SpamFreeze is a one-step process that takes under 10 seconds to complete.

Increasingly, spammers obtain email addresses by using “spiders”- personal programs that crawl the web extracting information from websites. As a result, publishing your email address online is a sure way to end up getting spammed. SpamFreeze makes your email address invisible to spiders, helping to minimize how much spam you receive.

SpamFreeze works by encoding the publisher’s email address within a URL. This URL can be put on any webpage, blog or online forum where they would like to make their email address available.

When a individual clicks the link, they will need to refer a word jumbled within an image to confirm they are not actually a spider collecting addressees for spamming. They are then provided with the publisher’s email address.

SpamFreeze is a absolutely free service provided by SpamButcher. SpamButcher does not send SpamFreeze users unwanted email, or sell their addresses to third-parties.

Users who already have a significant spam problem might want to think about installing the SpamButcher spam filter program. SpamButcher’s free 21-day trial might be downloaded from http://www.spambutcher.com.

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