Spam Filter for Email?

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What's everyone using for a spam filter? I've got my own domain running cpanel and its using SpamAssassin for Apache but it hardly gets any of the spam emails.

I was using cloudmark desktop which was decent but its not in active development anymore and is becoming less and less effective.

I can either use something that integrates with the webhost or Microsoft Outlook
 
I just pull all mine through Gmail. They filter all the crap out especially the ransomware.

It doesn't have to be a technical solution.
 
I just pull all mine through Gmail. They filter all the crap out especially the ransomware.

It doesn't have to be a technical solution.

Doesn't gmail charge to use a custom domain with their email? I want to stick with using Outlook to access my email.
 
Doesn't gmail charge to use a custom domain with their email? I want to stick with using Outlook to access my email.

Nope, You just set up your domain email to be forwarded to a gmail account.

You can then set up a send-as address on the gmail account and input the smtp server info and login for your domain email.

I just did this last night. Easy peasy.
 
Yeah unless you are running a really good Exchange server setup for email then dump Outlook. Just a pain in the ass when it all goes wrong. Outlook isn't the be all and end all of email. I had a customer that had 90GB of Outlook data across 9 POP accounts. The laptop had failed and it was a real mess putting it all back together on the new machine. Took hours. The rub was that 80GB of it was spam junk. Had he used Gmail would have been back up and running in seconds.

I have 5 of my accounts ported into Gmail and they all respond as per my original email accounts. Slick, easy and nicely spam filtered for a smoother taste.
 
Nope, You just set up your domain email to be forwarded to a gmail account.

You can then set up a send-as address on the gmail account and input the smtp server info and login for your domain email.

I just did this last night. Easy peasy.

Be semi-careful with this. I tried this approach a while back.

My outbound email gateway blocked my account because it saw all the spam coming out, even though i was emailing it to myself.

I do have SpamAssassin, it is a pain to keep updated, I agree. Nearly useless unless you train it continually on spam when it breaks through, which I have to admit, I was not up to the task because it involved more than I had the time for. I ended up running SpamSieve (which is client-side), on a local client via IMAP. SpamSieve works very well so long as you continue to train it when a new spam message breaks through, which is just a matter of moving the spam to a specified folder, and it will train itself. Could probably set up SA to do the same, but I never took the time.
 
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I've got it setup thru gmail.

I have gmail pulling the email right off my server instead of forwarding. This avoids the spam issue but it also means my emails aren't instant. Theres usually a couple minute delay since I have to wait for gmail to check my mail server.
 
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