Spam messages are unsolicited email messages sent in bulk, usually to sell something. Phishing messages try to get your personal information by masquerading as legitimate messages from a trusted source. They send you to fraudulent websites, where you fill out information that can be used for identify theft or actual theft.
Anti-Spam works with email programs like Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, and Mozilla Thunderbird, and filters email that you access through a browser, like Yahoo and Microsoft Hotmail. It works with various types of email accounts, such as POP3, POP3 Webmail, and MAPI (Microsoft Exchange Server).
|•||Decide how aggressively to filter messages by adjusting the filtering level.|
|•||Create your own filters to specify what to look for in a message.|
|•||Set up a Friends List to ensure that your friends' messages are not filtered, even if they appear to be spam.|
|•||Set up your webmail accounts so that Anti-Spam checks the email you receive through a browser.|
|•||Add websites that you trust to a whitelist. The websites listed on the whitelist are not filtered.|