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Version 2 of AntiSpam is deprecated by now. Please use the new version 3.0.
We leave this page here just for historical reasons.


1. Manual installation

The following works for a multiuser installation of Pegasus Mail.

  1. Download program files [zip; 213 KB].
  2. Close PMail, if open.
  3. Copy or move AntiSpam.dll and AntiSpam.bmp (the icon) to the directory where winpm-32.exe can be found.
  4. Copy/move AntiSpam.fff and AntiSpam*.txt in (a) user mailbox directory(ies).
  5. When starting PMail with the user name, a new button should appear.

2. Automatic installation

The following works for a single or multiuser installation of Pegasus Mail.

  1. Download program files and setup utility [self-extracting archive; 430 KB].
  2. Use the setup utility.

3. Uninstallation

Either use setup.exe (the same program used for automatic installation) or just delete all files called AntiSpam*.* from the pmail user und program directories.
There are no registry entries, no files in other directories or any other annoying stuff.

Instructions for use

When you received unsolicited mail ...

  1. Start the extension by clicking on the button or select Tools|Extensions|AntiSpam from the menu.
  2. Drag&drop spam mail(s) from any folder on the extension's window.
  3. Complaints will be created by extracting email addresses/domains from the original mail; the complaints use the service of http://spam.abuse.net.
    If you are not yet registered at abuse.net and you use AntiSpam for the first time, you get a message from abuse.net where you are asked to register (with detail information how to do this).

You can also drag&drop mails on the extension window that came back because the recipient's email address/domain doesn't exist. It will be added to the so called domain filter, so that no more complaint mails are written to this domain.

Please be careful when you use AntiSpam: Never use it with "normal" messages or messages from mailing lists you are subscribed to.

Source code and the copyright thing

AntiSpam was written in Delphi 4. Developers who are interested in an example of writing an Pegasus Mail extension using Delphi or who just want to test or improve the extension can download the source code [zip; 30 KB].

The extension and the source code are free and they will be free forever. But of course there is no warranty ...; everything is provided "as-is". Test reports (success and failures ;-)) and (ideas for) improvements are welcome.

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© Philipp Spitzer and Gregor Herrmann (Toast Freeware)
Last update: 20.10.2003, 18:24 UTC