- IHateSpam - one of the best commercial anti-spam engines
- PopFile Anti-Spam Tool - Free anti-spam software. I have not used it but it is rated as very effective and learns from how you use it
- SpamAssassin - free product that works in association with SpamCop to help filter out spam from your e-mail. These are both projects that have been around for a while and have become defacto standards on the Internet
- Scambusters - prevent deception, hoaxes, rumours, etc spreading on the Net. Always check it out before forwarding possible hoax e-mails
- SpyBot - can detect, remove and prevent spyware of different kinds on your computer - I use it and recommend it (free)
- SpyBlaster - prevents spyware from installing, and compliments Spybot
- Lavasoft's Ad-Aware - designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components
- Avast! Anti Virus - very good commercial package and free for personal use
- AVG Anti-Virus - Free for home use
- Bigfoot - One e-mail address and home page address for life - it reroutes to any other address you provide whether e-mail or website
- Google GMail - in Beta still but new users can be invited. Apart from +2.8GB of space for saving all your mail online, it offers advanced searching of e-mail, POP3 access, mail forwarding, spam filtering, etc. Newly added is a mobile light weight GPRS versionfor cellphones and also a Java based mobile phone version
- Mozilla Thunderbird e-mail - free e-mail client that will import all your Outlook e-mail (replaces Outlook). It also allows custom add-ons such as Lightning (a calendar) and Provider for Google Calendar (synchronises with your Google calendar). Thunderbird works on Windows, Mac, or Linux and supports the standard iCalendar format.
- Meebo - browser based access to Instant Messengers's such as Jabber, Google Talk, MSN, ICQ, etc all in one place (bypasses many corporate firewalls)
- Pidgin (was called GAIM) - A multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client. Connects to most of the IM's from this single program.
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