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Folks, I am pleased to announce the winners of my latest software license giveaway drawing.

SPAMfighter_box_webThe folks at SPAMFighter have  donated 5 licenses for SPAMFighter Pro to me, to award to my readers. SPAMFighter is a community-based spam filtering tool for Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and Thunderbird that automatically and efficiently filters spam and phishing fraud – keeping it out of your Inbox.

When a new e-mail arrives, it is automatically tested by SPAMfighter. If it’s spam, it will be instantly moved to your SPAMfighter folder. If you receive a spam mail that is not detected, click on a single button, and the spam mail is removed from the rest of the 7,258,856 7,264,984 SPAMfighters in 228 countries in seconds.

MG5strsOverall, SPAMfighter is a very simple to use product, especially for the novice. It can be setup and run with little to no user intervention and simply begins working on its own. I currently run this as my spam program and have given it an Editors Pick due to its simplicity, effectiveness and ability to keep a free version.~ Tim Tibbetts, review on MajorGeeks. Rating = 5/5 Stars


  • Award winning technology to block spam
  • Protects all the email accounts on your PC
  • Protects against “phishing”, identity theft, and other email frauds
  • Privacy Guaranteed – we don’t see any of your email
  • Blacklist and block domains and emails
  • Spam abuse reporting with one click – Get revenge now!
  • Unique language filtering tool – Stop emails in languages you don’t understand

SPAMFighter Standard is free for personal use, but the program adds a SPAMfighter footer to your outgoing e-mails, and also displays small text advertisements in its toolbar. Purchase SPAMfighter Pro (retail $29/yr) and you get rid of the ads and footer. You also gain the ability to blacklist or whitelist unlimited domains and addresses (the free edition is limited to 100). The Pro edition can block messages written in specific foreign languages.

And the lucky winners are:

Winners, congratulations! Check your e-mail for your license key. Again, I thank the folks at SPAMFighter for making this giveaway possible. If you use an e-mail client, try it out yourself. You can get started by downloading the trial, here. (It will revert to the free version after 30 days.)

Well, that was a nice “Friday thing”. Upbeat. Light-hearted. Kinda fun. A couple of readers have written in and asked me why I didn’t post my usual Sunday Beauty images recently.. so, I will put one up here, now, as more Friday Fun.

Today’s free download: Internet Explorer 9 (beta)
Reviewed by:
Seth Rosenblatt on September 16, 2010

First Take: After several months of teasing Internet Explorer’s upgrade with a series of feature-free developer’s previews, Microsoft has unleashed on the world an Internet Explorer 9 beta (32-bit Windows 7; 64-bit Windows 7; 32-bit Windows Vista; 64-bit Windows Vista) with some impressive new features. Like any properly named beta, though, there are also some bugs to be ironed out.

This is the biggest overhaul to the browser since Internet Explorer 7 landed. The changes to the interface are enormous, the browser’s overall usability has greatly improved, it’s more secure, and it’s significantly faster and more standards compliant.”

I hope you all have a marvelous weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Thank you Thank you Paul, I will really put this to use. What a nice Friday surprise.


    Comment by Cappydawg | September 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Cappydawg,
      Thank you, and congratulations! I hope you enjoy the software!


      Comment by techpaul | September 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thanks alot for the license. Will be putting this on my new laptop as soon as I get it.


    Comment by Mike M | September 17, 2010 | Reply

    • MikeM,
      Thank you, and congratulations! I hope you enjoy the software (and the new laptop)!


      Comment by techpaul | September 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. Congrats to winners.


    Comment by Grr | September 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Grr,
      I join you in congratulating the winners. And I hope you have better luck in the next contest you enter.. though, if memory serves, it seems to me you have won here before…


      Comment by techpaul | September 17, 2010 | Reply

      • Yes Paul. U r right.

        How about calling “Internet Explorer 9” as a Limited Free edition>>Reason—>It doesn’t supports XP and lower versions.



        Comment by Grr | September 17, 2010 | Reply

        • Grr,
          … well … I prefer to call it “just one more wake-up call” (that XP’s days are numbered).

          It is perfectly clear: Microsoft wants people off of XP, and they no longer support versions prior to Service Pack 3.

          I am not a MS “insider”, nor do I converse with any “insiders”, but I believe this really is because Microsoft is saying “we can no longer secure this code”.
          Windows XP was written in the day before cybercrime is what it is, and security was not a/the priority back then.
          Though.. they don’t want it badly enough to offer free upgrades (to licensed owners of legal copies) … I think part of that is aging hardware related. The era of 64-bit is now here.


          Comment by techpaul | September 17, 2010 | Reply

  4. Thank you for the license Paul. It looks like I have some new software I can play with this weekend.


    Comment by KC | September 18, 2010 | Reply

    • KC,
      Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the software!


      Comment by techpaul | September 18, 2010 | Reply

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