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Asked Questions (FAQ) for SpamBlazer®
versions of Outlook® does SpamBlazer® support?
SpamBlazer® works with all editions of Outlook® 2010 and 2007.
You must download SpamBlazer® 2010 editions for all Outlook® 2010 editions and SpamBlazer®
2007 editions for all Outlook® 2007 editions. You cannot have Outlook® 2010 and Outlook®
2007 on the same machine; by the same token, you cannot have SpamBlazer® 2010 and SpamBlazer®
2007 on the same machine.
If you are still running Outlook® 2003 and wants SpamBlazer® 2003, please contact us privately; thanks.
programming languages were used in the development of
is the predominant language used in the development
of SpamBlazer®; however C++ is used in the implementation
of the core algorithms for efficiency sake.
is the size of SpamBlazer®?
SpamBlazer® is just about 1 megabytes (MB). Although the installation disk/download is 52 megabytes (MB), the additional packages are Microsoft® redistributable packages that are not installed by default by Microsoft® . And this add-in and other add-ins will not run unless these packages are installed on your machine. Rather than installing SpamBlazer® under the presumption that you have the packages on your machine, to be on the safe side, SpamBlazer® installs them for you, if any of the packages is missing. The packages are listed below:
a. Microsoft® NET Framework Version 4.0 Redistributable Package - dotnetFx_Full_x86_x64.exe - 48.1 MB
b. Microsoft® Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime - vstor40_x86.exe - 2.6 MB
does SpamBlazer® work?
SpamBlazer® is not another Bayesian based filter, SpamBlazer®
does not use Bayesian techniques for reasons enumerated
of Bayesian filters.
SpamBlazer® is the result of years of hard work on
research and development in the fields of information
theory, neural networks, genetic algorithms, simulating
annealing and fuzzy logic. It is a proprietary solution
based on these superior technologies.
SpamBlazer® inherently captures the dependencies of
its independent variables and makes no overly simplifying
assumptions in its computations, which is the Achilles
heels of Bayesian filters.
What about the privacy and confidentiality of my emails?
does not maintain or keep the content of your email
messages. SpamBlazer® uses complex mathematical functions
to transform your messages into internal formats and
these mathematical functions are not reversible, so
SpamBlazer® fully respects, protects and maintains your
privacy and the confidentiality of your email messages.
Do I need additional software and hardware to run SpamBlazer®?
a. No. Once you have Microsoft® Outlook® 2010 and 2007 installed on your machines with an appropriate Microsoft® operating system, you are ready to use SpamBlazer®.
Do I need to undertake any manual installation for SpamBlazer®?
SpamBlazer® includes pertinent packages - Microsoft®
redistributable software - that are not installed
on your machines by default by Microsoft®. SpamBlazer®
checks for the existence of these packages, if they
are missing, SpamBlazer® installs them.
SpamBlazer® also takes care of updating your Microsoft®
Windows registry; you don't have to be an experienced
Microsoft® Windows administrator in order to
install SpamBlazer®. Just download the program and
select the setup.exe file. You will be using SpamBlazer®
do you have a life-time guarantee on your products?
are so confident about all editions of SpamBlazer®,
and since it is a learning system, as your data changes
all you need to do is to retrain the classifier with
new data. We don't believe we should charge our customers
for not providing additional service.
do your competitors charge annual subscriptions?
don't believe this the right approach, and we are not
going to charge you for retraining the classifier, you
can do it yourself. We have enumerated the steps involved
in retraining the classifier, below. There is no point
in you incurring charges when the underlying algorithm
is not changed. Our learning system adapts easily to
changing nature of spam messages, just retrain the system
is the best way to retrain the classifier?
is an advanced topic; please follow the guidelines below
in retraining the classifier. Regardless of what you
do, you can always go back to default training set from
SpamBlazer®. You can also recoup from your previous trained
versions. To retrain the classifier:
Create a folder; given it any name, for the sake of
this exercise, we call it, Legitimate Training.
Create another folder, for the sake of this exercise,
we call it, Spam Training.
LegitimateTraining contains all the legitimate email
messages that would be used as samples in training
Spam Training contains all the spam email messages
that would be used as samples in training the classifier.
Populate the LegitimateTraining folder with all legitimate
email messages, you want to use in retraining the
Populate the SpamTraining folder with all spam email
messages, you want to use in retraining the classifier.
It is estimated that 9 out of 10 email messages are
spam, for this reason and other technical details,
we wouldn't delve into, ensure that samples in the
folders reflect this ratio at the very minimum. We
recommend that the SpamTraining folder has at least
95% of the total training samples and the rest for
LegitimateTraining. You get better results as you
have more representative samples to retrain the classifier.
Once you have set up the above-mentioned folders, you
can execute the training algorithm.
I Can Reduce the Amount of Spam Messages?
this section, there are some guidelines that will facilitate the
reduction in the number of spam messages that pollute your email
a number of email accounts
private and public email accounts. Use the private email
accounts appropriately with closed friends, family members,
cohorts, and associates. Use the public email accounts
for activities you perform online in public domains, these
public email accounts are used in participating in newsgroups,
joining contests or anytime that your email is requested
by a third party online.
Spammers used the special programs known as spambots to
collect email addresses from the Internet to accomplish
their illegalities. Spambots are special kind of web crawlers
that gather email addresses from new groups, web pages,
special interest groups, chat-room conversations, etc.
If you are discreet with your private email addresses,
your potential for abuses is reduced.
patronize spammers by purchasing their merchandizes. You
might be vulnerable: your personally identifiable information
(name, address, credit card details, phone numbers, email
addresses) could be compromised. Spammers share information
amongst themselves; you would be inundated with spam.
using the "remove or reply or click " options
use all kind of subterfuge to establish whether or not
an email is live and authentic, since spambots are not
intelligent enough to authenticate live email addresses.
Spammers include their messages various forms of opt-out
option, ignore such emails, SpamBlazer® gives the ability
to click a button and the spammer is reported to the constituted
creative with your email addresses
using obvious names for your email addresses; spammers
use what is called "dictionary attacks" on large ISP,
domain names of corporations, institutions by using different
permutations of names to generate email names. The more
creative you are with your name, the more difficult for
spammers to generate your email account. For example,
it easier to generate email@example.com than firstname.lastname@example.org.