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SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop

SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop is a Client-based anti-spam and anti-phishing that just works.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 59 (18%) 264 (82%) 35 comments

SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop was available as a giveaway on December 11, 2009!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Remote access software for the administration of computers over the Internet!

Take control of your inbox in seconds with SonicWALL’s Anti-Spam Desktop software. It is the easiest, most effective and economical way to stop spam, phishing and other email threats. Automatic updates from SonicWALL’s GRID network keep your Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail inbox secure with up to the minute protection.

Key Features:

  • Stops spam, phishing and other email threats.
  • Easy setup and no-fuss use.
  • Stay connected with automatic updates frm the worldwide SonicWALL GRID network.
  • Integrates into Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.
  • Powerful bayesian filtering to catch emerging spam and phishing.
  • Easy-to-manage allowed and blocked lists.
  • Flexible controls allow adjusting the agressiveness of the spam detection.
  • Challenge-response ready.
  • Multiple inbox support

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System Requirements:

Windows Vista (32-bit): Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Windows Mail; Windows XP: Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007 and Outlook Express 6.0





File Size:

19.8 MB



Comments on SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop

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@#21 Klem:
Partly agreed.
Yes, Sonicwall sure has a solid hardware firewall, but I am not familiar with their Anti Spam products.
But the biggest problem is that the site you linked to is in hpHosts domain blacklist, so how do I trust the reviews from such site?

Reply   |   Comment by pcgeek  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@21 nice rant, but you missed the point.....

He said that it would be nice that when you send the report of spam/junk, it would be nice to have a copy in the sent folder, like all other things we send from our email accounts.

if you wanna complain about something, say that Ashraf's summary sucked for that point.... but the review was solid about what he actually said, not you and your rash assumptions

Reply   |   Comment by smartmas6  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I use Mail.com (webmail) which rarely (less than a couple a month) lets spam slip by. I stay away from Windows Outlook and email.
I am looking forward to tomorrows offering ;-).

Reply   |   Comment by Dobromilka  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mailwasher has been doing the job for me for years.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephanie  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been using Spam Bully www.spambully.com/ for years. It has a great bayesian filter, that keeps up all the new types of spam.

Reply   |   Comment by Odysseus  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

There is no foolproof way to prevent spam while be totally sure that the spam filter will not make a mistake and send one of your legit mail to the washer. The war against spam is a losing battle so might as well live with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

continuing #26 - worked fine on my wife's 32 bit computer, other than the register now/buy me at start up. I'm running 64 bit, so the software obviously does not support me - and I don't see any additional link for 64 bit above.


Reply   |   Comment by Ande  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

There is an alternate method to spam control. GMail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail have strong anti-spam on their systems. Protecting one's primary address by using an alternate is sound practice. I use Yahoo forwarding to my primary email address and do spam management within my Yahoo account.

Reply   |   Comment by Mikecimerian  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I installed this, but the people allowed list was not populated from my windows contacts. Is there a way to do this after install? I tried re-installing, but it still did not add the email addresses to the list. I'm using windows mail. Does this only work for outlook and outlook-express(Non-Vista)?


Reply   |   Comment by Ande  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

# 18 Klem. Who ever you are. You have absolutely no right to a personal attack on Ashraf. He has been producing some of the best software reviews which are lucidly written. And if you did not understand the meaning of "Sent" Folder in his review. It referred to the challenge e-mails being sent by the software. Damn it

Reply   |   Comment by mart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I wonder if it's free or not? Looks like a few people are also getting Free Trial. I wanted to check dayly report, but it says Not available in Free Trial??? What other features are disabled in this giveaway version?

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

a free alternative is K9 pop3 spam filtering proxy, uses realtime block lists, baysien scoring and regex pattern white and blacklist filtering, I use it on my wndows98 laptop with OE, and it has scored 99.75% accuracy over the past 3 years using all the included techniques carefully fine tuned. Only way to get a better score is to have ones own email server with greylisting enabled and all the K9 filtering bundled.
See my user name for the K9 spamfilter proxy website URL.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I agree with Klem - as an IT Company, SonicWall have a rock-solid reputation. I have not used this product, as I prefer using Norton 360. I do not see much point in trying out another Security product, however excellent it might be - running two Security products at the same time queers up your PC!

Check out http://www.welloiledpc.com for well-written reviews and purchase links for AntiSpyware, AntiSpyware and AntiSpam.

Reply   |   Comment by WellOiledPC  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

I have been using SpamBrave which is free with Outlook Express and it works just great.
SpamBrave provides an extremely accurate and highly customizable spam blocker solution for protecting your privacy and business. This simple, yet elegant solution combines sophisticated technology with innovative features such as reporting a spammer and automatic adaptation to new spammers' shifts.


Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@#1 Ashraf
WHY in the world would any piece of anti-malware software report incoming spam/junk in the SENT folder???? THat makes no sense whatsoever. Unless you're the one sending the spam. Incoming rogue mail should be quarantined in 'Deleted items' or its own subfolder there.

This is froM SONICWALL. DO YOU have any clue whatsoever who that is or what they do??? SonicWall produces some of the best and most professional hardware firewalls/firmware in the business, and the SonicOS (their operating platform) is second only to (arguably) Cisco IOS...it's bulletproof. Some IT/Security experts like it better than IOS.

In short, I can't believe this software would be anything except five-star excellent. You have absolutely no street cred in the security software realm and should really stay away from these kinds of "reviews" until you know what you're talking about ... you're leading a lot of people who don't know any better down the primrose path to big computer problems. Your usual misinformed twaddle is somewhat entertaining, but in this case you're just dangerous. What a joke.


Reply   |   Comment by Klem Kladiddler  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Unfortunately, I no longer use such email clients, as they clog up my PC with the amount if email I get, so I did not try this one.

However, for anyone that does download their email to their desktop and misses this giveaway today, a good free option (and always free) for those who still use Outlook, Thunderbird (or even the old Netscape version), Incredimail, etc. is Spamihilator, which has a learning mechanism and is a great program. It will also work with any email client on the system.

Reply   |   Comment by IT3  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I've been using Spamfighter for several years now. It works so well I paid for the pro version so it doesn't say on the bottom of my outgoing emails that I'm using Spamfighter, etc. http://www.spamfighter.com
It puts spam in a seperate directory in my email inbox so I can spot check before deleting until it's 'trained'. I can unblock what I want and doesn't affect any incoming emails from anyone in my address book.

Reply   |   Comment by copmom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVE (probably even better than today's giveaway):



Hey Ashraf...are you sure to be a nut of AGNITUM products??


Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (King of Freebies...LOL!)  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

I've also used Mailwasher for years. If I get suspicious emails from, say Paypal, the preview shows the links and I can see that it's not actually from that company. I also use it to read a lot of emails, like notices from Facebook. I can then delete it without having to download it.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

installs a trial version, no key.. will trial it (but I doubt it will be compatible with outlook 2010 which sadly our office is a beta site for).

challenge will send from your main email address, not each email account.. so if your main on is fred@here.com then all challenges will be sent from postmaster@here.com... this will enable spammers to send tons of emails to names@here.com, not a good item really.

I personally don't use challenge, its either spam or not .. simple..

Reply   |   Comment by jay  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Happy to say, I use gmail, and have many of these features already built in.

Reply   |   Comment by Spitt  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

A free alternative with bayesian filter (learning ability), support for unlimited POP accounts, free updates, etc is Popfile. It also runs in the Intranet of your small company as long as it has internet connection. It's implemented as a proxy server, thus installation is not as easy as any webwasher client-only software.


Reply   |   Comment by Olray  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Good day. In the 6 months I've been coming here, there's been lots of worthwhile—& occasionally valuable programs—offered for free. However, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop seems worthwhile only as a FREE add-on, or as something built into the only (Microsoft) email clients it claims to work with: Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Mail.

In fact, what is there included in SWASD that isn’t already included in these email clients (or as in many of the anti-malware programs these days—including the abundant free ones); i.e. in my free email accounts like msn.com, it has a spam filter, with the option of marking it as “phishing scam” (though I don’t know if Microsoft actually investigates these, or merely puts it there to make us supposedly feel better, or more secure, or whatever…).
So, to the developers, please let us know why on earth we should download this software (& at 20 MBs!!), and how to justify paying for this if it were not free today at GOTD (so thanks to GOTD-- as always), let alone shelling out $29.95 (unless it comes with a $30 rebate)!!!


Reply   |   Comment by madalpal  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

@7 (Dean). I use Thunderbird for my POP, but it is limited anti-spamming. IT certainly works (often too well) but it learns. I pick my mail up off one of the popular html/pop providers so the host mail filters, then t-bird filters and I usually get very little. But that is just the spam aspect! The offering today, is more rich. Perhaps your mail or internet provider offers pop. But, the offering today uses only the Microsoft products--maybe a suggested alternate would work, for you.

Finding an antispam for html seems.,., well difficult. That responsibility would fall on the mail provider since none of the mail is processed on your PC. Most of the popular html mail providers have some anti-spam and will allow filters. But spammers learn rules and write more spam.

Reply   |   Comment by geedeepee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@ #7 What do you mean by "compatible with HTML"?

If you are referring to web-based mail such as GMail, Yahoo Mail etc then you are out of luck. The anti-spam software needs to run on the server, not on your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by just_passing_by  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

is any one else having problems with installing this [rogramme
is it actually free or not
i am getting messages saying
this is a 365 day trial
it asks me if i want to but the programme
enter license key or
continue the trail period

sure if this a free programme why is it asking this information
am i missing something or is this truely free

this is the only spam blocker to be able to work with html and pop3

happy person thanks for your programmes but they are only commpatible for pop3
does anyone know of a free progamme for html aswell as pop3

Reply   |   Comment by dean  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Surely anyone interested in preventing spam is already using Mailwasher. It's the market leader for one very good reason - it's the best.

Whilst the freebie MW only lets you protect one mail account, the paid-up version is infinitely more versatile than today's offering and there's a new release of MW due out very soon. No contest.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothballs  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Installed app - it's the same as the one thats used inside ZoneAlarm.... Giveawayofheday said "activation successful" but everytime i load outlook it says "Please buy me" anybody else having this issue.

Reply   |   Comment by YogiBear  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A Micro$oft-only tool when the European Union has just obtained that the M$ email programs are not bundled any more with each version of Windows is a nonsense.

I suggest using MailWasher. It can "learn" how to distinguish SPAM from your junk emails, a really interesting feature. The free version works with only one email address, but it works really well, and with all email programs!

Reply   |   Comment by r0lZ r0lZ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

I use Mailwasher which is a free spam filter that works independently from your mail client and so works with any mail client

Reply   |   Comment by Kevbirder  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Two freeware options (that work with Vista x64 & all email clients) are:

ASB Antispam


Reply   |   Comment by HappyPerson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

According to the developers website the software is Client-based anti-spam and anti-phishing, They need to re-phrase that to say "MICROSOFT Client-based anti-spam and anti-phishing"
They need to address the fact that there are lots more Email Client software available which are not from Microsoft

Reply   |   Comment by Scotland  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Automatic challenge emails to confirm sender as human is bad for two main reasons, if spammer is using a fraudulent sending email address this program will send the challenge email to an innocent 3rd party or if it is a non-existant sender address it will send it to the bit bin in the sky... this is called backscatter and is considered SPAM in itself by the innocent recipient of it and adds to the spurious email traffic that is caused by spam in the first place. If the mail is sent by a SPAM bot that creates its own email addresses on some of the classic free webmails like windows live, Yahoo and Gmail then the challenge email just confirms your email address to be valid and active making you a high value email address to be hit again with more spam. Spam filtering is best done as a layered approach starting at the receiving email server firewall and at each stage from there to the end users inbox use an appropriate piece of anti-spam technology that does not attempt to comunicate with the sender of the email directly other than in the case of the firewall or server itself to simply and silently block or drop the spammiest sessions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+95)

A good simple software!
19.8m? A little big!
Not support protect emails such as back up or export.

Reply   |   Comment by Burn-DVD-Peng  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-53)

The Good
* Has automatic and manual blocking of junk/phishing e-mails.
* Allows users to create a whitelist and blacklist of e-mail addresses and domains.
* Can automatically populates the whitelist of e-mail addresses based upon the e-mail addresses you have sent e-mails to.
* Allows users to control how e-mails are blocked, based on criteria such as sexual content, offensive language, "get rick quick", gambling, advertisements, embedded images, and e-mails with foreign languages.
* Gives users the ability to make use of SonicWALL's GRID database and blocked e-mails based upon that.
* Can send automatic send "challenge" e-mails making the e-mail sender confirm they are human.
* Supports multiple inbox Outlook setups.

The Bad
* Supports limited number of desktop e-mail clients: Outlook and Outlook Express/Windows Mail
* Each reported junk or phishing e-mail is not documented in the "Sent" folder.

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
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