Client side spam filters are used with your mail client rather than working on the mail server. They are generally a less effective means of filtering spam on a large scale, but are useful if your ISP either cannot filter all of their spam or refuse to. Some client side filters will work with any mail client whereas others are built as plugins for a particular program.
|Cross-Platform||Platform independent antispam solutions: Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac...|
|Disposable Email||Disposable Email Addresses may be used to allow the tracking of sales or transfers of email addresses, and to allow you to quickly switch off an account that has become inundated with spam.|
|Windows||Spam filtering software for Windows can work directly with your POP or IMAP server, can act as a standalone program, or can tightly integrate with your email program.|
|Unix||Some client side Unix applications work with a standard Unix mailbox formats, others delete spam off a POP3 server before it is downloaded, and others work with Procmail or other Mail Delivery Agents; on the mail server, but on a per-mailbox level.|
There is a more limited selection of spam filters for the Mac, but they seem just as effective as those for other systems.
|Mobile Devices||Spam on mobile devices like a Blackberry or another PDA or phone can be very annoying and inconvenient.|
|Webmail||Interact with your AOL, Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo or other webmail account to remove spam directly from your inbox.|
|Filtered Accounts||As a result of the now almost universal inclusion of spam filtering in web and other email accounts, this listing of email accounts that include some form of spam filter has been suspended.|