Not only is spam a drain on your time, it’s also a security threat. What to do about it? Stop fuming and start filtering.
MailWasher (www.mailwasher.net, free) or MailboxFilter (www.mailboxfilter.com, $37) will filter your messages before they reach your e-mail program.
Mail Snoop Pro (www.rinnov.com/rnbw, free trial, then $35) allows you to try its shareware spam-catcher before you buy.
Outlook users: Upgrade your junk e-mail filter (support.microsoft.com/kb/872976).
You can also use these programs along with Outlook:
Cloudmark (www.cloudmark.com, starts at $4 per month).
IHateSpam (www.sunbeltsoftware.com, $20).