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Spamihilator website now Open Source

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The source code of the Spamihilator website has just been released as Open Source. You can download it from the following GitHub repository:

https://github.com/michel-kraemer/spamihilator.com

Everyone is invited to make contributions. We are open to all kind of changes. You may submit new content (e.g. FAQ), change the design or style, etc.

If you want to contribute please fork the GitHub repository and send us pull requests. Further instructions can be found in the README file.

Creative Commons License
If not noted otherwise the files in the Spamihilator website repository by Michel Krämer are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Spamihilator 1.5 has been released!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The new version 1.5 of the popular spam filter Spamihilator is now available. This version is a maintenance release. It fixes some minor bugs. Installation is recommended to all users.

For the first time, Spamihilator is now available as a portable version as well. Portable versions can be used by experts who want to run the program on an USB drive, for example.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

This is the complete list of changes:

  • New portable version without installer
  • Updated spam word list
  • Fixed a bug in the message parser that could cause messages to be displayed with a future date in the recycle bin and training area.

Spamihilator 1.0 has been released!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The new version 1.0 of the popular spam filter Spamihilator is now available. This version improves the previous ones by adding a lot of useful features. It also fixes some minor bugs.

Spamihilator 1.0 has been tested within a comprehensive beta test phase where its stability and usability have been improved a lot. Installation is recommended to all users.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

This is the complete list of changes:

  • Support for UTF-8 encoded mails
  • Improved message parsing for more accurate spam recognition
  • Added dialog to test filter settings and priorities
  • Support for arbitrary IMAP flags
  • Improved user interface
    • Optional column showing a mail’s recipient in Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Configurable columns for sender and recipient in Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Add domains to the list of friends or blocked senders directly from Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Added quick search for messages to Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Possibility to search the lists of friends and blocked senders in the settings dialog
  • Improved Rule filter
    • Added possibility to manually prioritize rules
    • Optional automatic priorization of rules
  • Improved Newsletter plugin
    • Newsletter plugin is now able to let through newsletters from a certain sender address
  • Improved support for 32 bit plugins under the 64 bit version of Spamihilator
  • Support for large system fonts
  • Support for remote desktop connections
  • Many bug fixes and minor improvements …

New Spamihilator beta version 0.9.9.60

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The new beta version 0.9.9.60 of Spamihilator is now publicly available. This version fixes some minor bugs from the last beta version 0.9.9.59..

The beta version 0.9.9.60 is the second release candidate for the long awaited version 1.0 of Spamihilator. It has been extensively tested within a beta test period and is already running very stable. Installation is recommended to all users who want to test the upcoming Spamihilator 1.0 today.

Please download the beta version from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator Beta version 0.9.9.59 publicly available

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The new beta version 0.9.9.59 of Spamihilator is now publicly available. This version improves the last one by adding some quite useful features. It also fixes some minor bugs.

The beta version 0.9.9.59 is the first release candidate for the long awaited version 1.0 of Spamihilator. It has been extensively tested within a beta test period and is already running very stable. Installation is recommended to all users who want to test the upcoming Spamihilator 1.0 today.

Please download the beta version from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

This is the complete list of changes:

  • Support for UTF-8 encoded mails
  • Improved message parsing for more accurate spam recognition
  • Added dialog to test filter settings and priorities
  • Support for arbitrary IMAP flags
  • Improved user interface
    • Optional column showing a mail’s recipient in Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Configurable columns for sender and recipient in Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Add domains to the list of friends or blocked senders directly from Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Added quick search for messages to Training Area and Recycle Bin
    • Possibility to search the lists of friends and blocked senders in the settings dialog
  • Improved Rule filter
    • Added possibility to manually prioritize rules
    • Optional automatic priorization of rules
  • Improved Newsletter plugin
    • Newsletter plugin is now able to let through newsletters from a certain sender address
  • Many bug fixes and minor improvements …

Spamihilator 0.9.9.53 has been released!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.53 has just been released. It introduces a new plugin that will help you to block spam mail even better: the rule filter uses a configurable list of rules which can be used to identify which messages are spam and which are not.

Furthermore, several bugs of the last version have been fixed. Installing the new version is recommended for all users.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

This is the complete list of changes:

  • The new rule filter improves Spamihilator’s overall recognition rate
  • Fixed backup of plugin settings
  • Fixed program update process
  • Date of messages on systems west of Greenwich will now be displayed correctly again
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to duplicate messages
  • Fixed several bugs that could lead to program crashes
  • Updated SSL certificate
  • and much more …

Spamihilator 0.9.9.52 has been released!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.52 has just been released. For this version the internal spam filters have been improved a lot to gain a higher spam recognition rate. Besides there is now a 64-bit version of Spamihilator for the first time!

Furthermore, Spamihilator’s user interface has been improved and a lot of bugs have been fixed. Installing the new version is recommended for all users.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

These are the main changes in this version:

  • Improved spam recognition rate
    • Improved efficiency of the Learning Filter (added new classification algorithms)
    • Added more pre-defined spam words to the Spam Word Filter
  • Created native 64-bit version
  • Tested with Windows 7
  • Improved performance on multi-core systems
  • Added shortcuts to the start menu to open Spamihilator windows like Recycle Bin or Training Area
  • Improved user interface for increased usability
  • Improved IMAP compatibility
  • Improved general performance
  • Fixed several bugs
  • Added MSI-based installer for deployment within companies
  • and much more …

Spamihilator 0.9.9.44 has been released!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.44 has just been released. This version fixes a few minor bugs. Besides the usability of the Training Area and Recycle Bin has been improved a lot. Installing the new version is recommended for all users who frequently work with these windows.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

The complete list of changes in this version follows.

Training Area and Recycle Bin

  • More shortcut keys have been added.
  • Icons have been added to the menu.
  • Toolbars are fully customizable now. They can even be hidden completely.
  • Added possibility to move and hide list view columns.
  • Added option to switch between Recycle Bin and Training Area via the shortcut button. The Recycle Bin window will be closed when the Training Area is opened and vice versa.
  • The list view will gain keyboard focus again when the view message window has been closed.
  • Improved sorting.
  • Added effective top level domain handling. So, links like test1.co.uk, test2.co.uk and test3.co.uk will not be merged to co.uk anymore.

General

  • Added possibility to reset all answers to message boxes.
  • Added language detail window with estimation about a language file’s quality.
  • Added support for the IMAP FETCH RFC822 command.

Fixed bugs

  • Messages will be premarked even when the Training Area is already open.
  • Fixed display of the column sort icon in the Recycle Bin and Training Area under Vista.
  • Updating the DCC Filter configuration file will not cause the installer to stall anymore.
  • The last seen timestamp in the Link Filter’s list of links will be updated correctly now
  • Fixed a bug in the link filter that did not display the last seen date immediately when a new link was added manually.

Spamihilator 0.9.9.43 has been released!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.43 has just been released. This version fixes a few minor bugs. Installing the new version is recommended for all users.

This is the complete list of changes:

  • Recycle Bin and Training Area window sizes will now be restored correctly.
  • A bug has been fixed that caused the status window to be hidden when the option “Save last position” was enabled.
  • A crash on systems with WindowBlinds installed has been fixed.
  • The Link Filter will be loaded correctly now, even if the current user has a login name with special characters.
  • The Recycle Bin database will be created correctly now, if it does not exist.

Further information on changes and new features can be found in the blog entry about the previous version 0.9.9.42:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/blog/spamihilator-0.9.9.42-has-been-released

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator 0.9.9.42 has been released!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.42 has just been released. This version fixes a few minor bugs. Installing the new version is recommended for all users.

Spamihilator 0.9.9.42 also includes a new filter, which searches incoming messages for links to spam websites! The so-called Link Filter is able to learn! Please use the Training Area frequently to make sure the filter’s recognition rate stays at a high level. More information about the Link Filter can be found in the Spamihilator Wiki.

This is the complete list of changes:

  • New Link Filter!
  • The performance of the Training Area and the Recycle Bin has been increased (especially when displaying more than 1000 messages).
  • The usability of the Training Area and the Recycle Bin has been improved. In particular it is now possible to switch between these two windows by a small button in the menu bar, even under Windows Vista.
  • A bug in the HTML mail parser has been fixed. This increases the recognition rate of all filters.
  • Fixed IMAP SEARCH command
  • Two bugs in the mail date parser have been fixed.
  • A visualization bug in the about dialog has been fixed.
  • The setup procedure and the uninstaller have been improved.
  • The DCC Filter and the zlib library have been updated.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator 0.9.9.41 has been released!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.41 has just been released. The prior version had a bug which could lead to reduced filter quality. The so-called DCC Filter did not work correctly on some systems. This bug has been resolved now. So, installing the new version is recommended for all users.

Furthermore, the user interface under Windows Vista has been improved slightly.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator 0.9.9.39 has been released!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.39 has just been released. This version fixes some minor bugs. Installation is recommended.

This is the complete list of changes:

  • A problem in the IMAP component has been fixed: some restored messages contained additional characters.
  • A problem in the IMAP component has been fixed: some messages could only be retrieved after a restart of the mail client.
  • Parsing nested multipart messages works better now. This improves the quality of the Learning Filter.
  • Closed GDI handle leaks. So, Spamihilator needs less resources if it runs very long.
  • A problem has been fixed: some systems showed a black screen when the DCC Filter got active.
  • A problem has been fixed: on some systems the main icon was displayed as a black square.
  • Mail preview shows less blank lines now.
  • The user’s default browser will be opened now when the help files are about to be shown.
  • The link to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) has been fixed in the main menu.

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator Wiki is now online!

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Spamihilator Wiki is now online. It replaces the program help files. Some tutorials and additional help pages will be added soon.

Spamihilator 0.9.9.38 has been released!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.38 has just been released. This version fixes some minor bugs. Installation is recommended.

This is the complete list of changes:

  • Fixed toolbar in Recycle Bin and Training Area under Windows 2000 and 98
  • Fixed a bug in the IMAP status command
  • Increased compatibility with Windows 2000 without service packs
  • Added option “Connection/IMAP/Check all folders for spam (not only Inbox)”

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator 0.9.9.37 has been released!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The new Spamihilator version 0.9.9.37 has just been released. This version introduces a completely rewritten IMAP module which works now very flawlessly (evaluated during comprehensive beta tests). Furthermore, some bugs have been fixed.

This is the complete list of changes:

  • Completely rewritten IMAP module which supports all IMAP features now
  • Added automatic update feature again
  • Fixed bug: it is now guaranteed that messages will be rendered to your email client without any changes
  • Fixed a bug in the Recycle Bin: adding a sender to the list of friends and respectively restoring all messages from this sender would not cause them to be downloaded if they had not been downloaded before
  • Improved installer under Windows Vista

Please download Spamihilator from the following website:
http://www.spamihilator.com/en/download

Spamihilator 0.9.9.32 has been released!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Spamihilator 0.9.9.32 has been released! Download it here.

Spamihilator 0.9.9.27 has been released!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Spamihilator 0.9.9.27 has been released! Download it here.

Spamihilator 0.9.9.10 has been released!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Due to problems with Spamihilator 0.9.9.9 a new bugfix version has been released. It contains the following fixes:

  • The automatic update feature has been removed. This reduces the pressure onto the Spamihilator server, so it can be enabled in a few days.
  • A bug has been fixed that caused screen savers not to start anymore.

The new version can be downloaded at the Download page.

Spamihilator 0.9.9 has been released!

Friday, January 28, 2005

Spamihilator 0.9.9 has been released! Download it here.

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