GNU Anubis is an SMTP message submission daemon. It represents an intermediate layer between the mail user agent (MUA) and mail transport agent (MTA), receiving messages from the MUA, applying to them a set of predefined changes, and finally inserting modified messages into an MTA routing network. The set of changes applied to a message is configurable on a system-wide and per-user basis. The built-in configuration language used for defining sets of changes allows for considerable flexibility and is easily extensible.
PostArmor (formerly MailArmor) helps to keep your electronic mailbox free of spam: it looks at the relevant parts of your email before it leaves the mail server, and lets the legitimate messages pass through undisturbed, while leaving suspect messages on the server to be reexamined later or just deleted after a while. It works as a POP3 email proxy, with support for POP, APOP, and IMAP servers. It supports SpamCop reports and blacklist, and the ORDB and OSIRUSOFT blacklists.
JSpamfilter is software that intercepts connections from remote Internet mail servers before they can connect to your mail server. The originating IP address for the inbound connection is then checked against one of the DNS-based SPAM Blackhole (DNSBL) lists maintained on the Internet by various organizations. If the check passes, the connection is allowed to proceed to your mail server; if it fails, the connection is told that the mail server is unavailable, then dropped.
fk_html is a standard filter for incoming mail. It runs on your local machine as a fake POP3 server that redirects your mail client connections to your real POP3 server. Doing that it can scan, filter, and convert your incoming emails and is totally independent from your mail client type or version It provides multiple account settings, conversion from HTML mail to plaintext mail, removal of scripts from HTML mail and attachments, address filtering based on blocklist and allowlist, the ability to apply different policies to different accounts, and SSL support (also for non-secure clients, in which case only the loopback connection is not encrypted).
The Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy (ASSP) Server project aims to create an open source platform independent SMTP Proxy server which implements whitelists, Bayesian, and virus filtering to help stop unsolicited commercial email (UCE). Anti-spam tools should be adaptive to new spam and customized for each site’s email patterns. This easy to use tool works with any mail transport and achieves these goals requiring no operator intervention after the initial setup phase.
MailStripper Pro is a mail scanner that aims to remove spam and viruses from incoming mail. It recognises and decodes many obfuscation techniques used by spammers and uses several different mechanisms to recognise spam which are immune to Bayes poisoning, and has achieved real-world success of over 99.8%. It is MTA-independent and does not implant itself into your mail server. Instead, it functions as a proxy, allowing the MTA to reside on a different server.