2022 year has come to an end and now we are on full speed in 2023. Here at Spamdrain it was another hard working year and we are going to keep up the good work in 2023 as well.
Here are some interesting statistics from 2022.
In 2022 we have filtered 223M messages, which is 18M messages more compared to 2021. 128M of filtered messages were spam messages (viruses, unwanted newsletters etc) and therefore blocked from reaching out the Inbox of our customers. This means that all our users in average get 4 spam messages per second or 355 555 spam messages per day. There were 95M valid messages which means our users get 42,6% of valid messages and 57,4% of spam messages at Spamdrain.
Another interesting fact is that last year we got 1.69M reports – messages that were incorrectly classified as valid by us and were reported as spam by our customers. This is 0.76% of all the filtered messages which means Spamdrain correctly filters more than 99% of the messages for our users.
If you would like to check the statistics of the filtered messages for your account please feel free to do so from your side using the web version link:
If you are not registered with Spamdrain and would like to see some filtering statistics of your email address or even which is more important – clean Inbox – you are very welcome to sign up for a 14 days free trial period:
Great news! Both Android and iOS mobile applications are live and available in Google Play and App Store. Make sure the auto update is turned on in your device and if not it’s time to update the app!
Now let’s get to what’s inside!
Swipe to delete:
We’ve added a new feature to both blocked and allowed lists. You can delete the messages from the list with no need to open it. Just swipe from the right to the left and the messages will be removed within the list. The deleted message can be restored if you click UNDO in the bottom note, which appears right after message deletion.
Another thing that we would like to mention is that we’ve added support for many of email providers (Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL, Google):
and if you are the owner of the email address at one of the listed above email provider you should be able to get spam free Inbox with less than a minute and for a price that is lower than a cup of coffee
We have also improved the overall productivity of the app and fixed some minor bugs.
We hope you enjoy the fresh apps! Feel free to contact us if you would like to provide us with feedback or report any issues you run into. Please send your feedback to email@example.com.
This day has come and we gladly inform you that you can sign up using your Gmail based email address again. Here you can see how it looks like when you sign up using Gmail address:
As you can see, there is also a video showing the exact steps needed to successfully complete the sign up. Are you excited? We bet you are🙂
We have been asked million times to share these news once Gmail sign up is available again and hopefully this is something that you have been waiting for so long!
This is not the the only thing we would like to share with you today. Yahoo, AOL (and Verizon) users would also appreciate the easy sign up flow for their email addresses as well:
All these changes are already available in both Android and iOS apps so please feel free to check it out from your side. It is possible to either add an email address to the already existing subscription or sign up with a new subscription.
We really hope you will like it!In case of any questions, as always, we are ready to help you – firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have amazing news. Recently we have released the latest versions of both Android and iOs mobile applications.
With the latest update we have added support for Yahoo and AOL accounts. What does it mean, aren’t you supporting that already? Yes, we are. Previously in order to add such account it was required to go to your account security section and create an app specific password. After that app specific password could be added as the email password at Spamdrain settings. Those days are over now. Today, just with one click you can sign in / sign up with no additional steps required. Just click on the
sign in with Yahoo
sign in with AOL
as shown on this screenshot:
and voila! – your email account is already protected and your Inbox clean and tidy.
Do you want to try it out yourself? Don’t wait and go to Play Store or App store and download the app to check it yourself.
Any questions or feedbacks are very welcome here as always: email@example.com.
Phishing topic is widely discussed in digital world and of course it was mentioned in our posts previously. Here we just want to refresh some crucial points and explain what Spamdrain does to help you stay safe in terms of phishing.
Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive details by impersonating oneself as a trustworthy entity in a digital communication. In most times, phishing target is an individual, however bad guys could also target a group of individuals (small businesses, departments etc). Phishing is usually done by people called scammers. These guys can send e-mails or create web pages that are designed to collect the data. It could be some kind of an online shop that requires credit card details to be put, it could be some service that require your phone number. Talking about email messages, the most popular way to do the phishing is to make user click on a link in an email message. Because these email messages look like legitimate companies users trust them and click on a link.
Luckily, you have Spamdrain filter which blocks these kind of messages and puts them in the blocked list. We have a powerful engine under the hood that stops the phishing messages and leaves you with a clean and shiny Inbox. At Spamdrain we care about our users by not only filtering such messages but also by blocking the links from these kind of messages. Of course, if you think that the message is valid and you trust it, you can click on “Unlock” button which makes the links clickable (we still recommend you to double-check the source before unlocking any suspicious link).
We are sure that our customers are safe from phishing and other spam and if you are new to Spamdrain it’s high time to sign up for a free trial here to have your data protected.
In this article we will talk about payment methods and options you may use to renew your subscriptions with Spamdrain.
Payment options we offer As you may already know from our helpdesk article there are several options for you to pay for Spamdrain:
directly using a credit card
using a PayPal account
using a credit card through PayPal
What is recurring payments Each of the mentioned options provides you with a possibility of recurring payments. This means you can choose one the payment options listed above and your subscription will be charged automatically. No need to worry that your subscription will end and the filtering will be stopped. In case you are not a fan of recurring payments and you would like to turn automatic renewals off you can easily remove the payment method.
Manual renewal If there is no payment method added it is required to renew the subscription manually in order to continue the filtering. You will receive an email with a reminder before your subscription expiration just to be sure that your Inbox will stay filtered with no interruptions.
In-app purchase On top of the mentioned above payments Spamdrain also provides an option of in-app purchase. It is available for all our iOS app users inside the iOS app.
Free trial If you are new to Spamdrain you may use our 14 days free trial period which allows you to evaluate the app and then decide payment method that will suit you the best. The 14 days free trial is available for both basic and Spamdrain+ subscriptions.
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It is already 2021 and 2020 is finally (or not) over. It has become a good tradition to look back on the year that’s passed and provide you with annual spam filtering stats. Let’s have a quick look on the spam filtering statistics. Here is the diagram that shows visualization of different types of messages:
As you can see, this chart shows that all the messages types have almost the same percentage. Only the virus percentage is on a very low level and we think it is not that bad. Here is the detailed overview (M – millions of messages):
Valid: 57 M
Spam: 73 M
Virus: 0,3 M
Newsletters blocked: 55 M
Newsletters not blocked: 55 M
Please feel free to check the statistics of your personal account here. We hope you might find it interesting to see the recent stats of your own account.
We hope next year we will filter even more messages (and less spam messages of course).
Today we’re launching a new look of Spamdrain where we’ve changed colors, icons and the general look and feel. With this update we say thank you and goodbye to our beloved spamster who has served us and you the past years.
We are still working on bringing this new look everywhere so it may take a few weeks before you see a consistent look throughout all our platforms.
We will continue to make improvements to the Spamdrain experience so you can relax and enjoy a clean inbox.
In this post we would like to provide you with the high level explanation of the use of app specific password for email addresses. We all know that in order to log in to an email client or a web version of email interface we all need an email address and its password. That is common and pretty simple. When it comes to app specific password there is a little chance you might get confused a bit. Let’s dig deeper to better understanding and making use of there passwords.
Nowadays such email providers as Google, Apple, Yahoo and others commonly use the app specific password for their email accounts. These passwords allow you to sign in to your account securely using different apps. It is a long randomly generated password that should be entered only once when setting up a third-party app. A perfect example of this scenario is Spamdrain.
Let’s imagine that you have an email account from one of the mentioned above email providers. Usually you cannot add your email address to the filtering without using an app specific password. We care about security of our customers’ email addresses and that is why we recommend using an app specific password. You only need to create an app specific password once when you sign up or add an email address to the filtering. Once you enter that password Spamdrain will be able to log in to your email server and start filtering your email address messages, this is the beginning of your tidy and clean Inbox.
Sounds easy, right? However, the next question that could come to your mind is where can you get that password? Usually when you log in to your Apple, Gmail, Outlook or other provider you will have an option to generate the password for specific app at security section. We have guides for almost all providers in our helpdesk and even if you cannot find the guide don’t hesitate to contact our support in order to get any help.
For example using Apple based account you can easily generate an app specific password here:
Once you click on Generate Password button you will be able to create it for specific app.
Another good example is google app specific password: https://support.spamdrain.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002633617-Adding-gmail-address-to-the-filtering-
The link above provide you with a very detailed step by step video guide.
Using this guide you will be able to easily create an app specific password for Yahoo email addresses.
Hope, this information was useful for you and now you will be able to set up any app specific password if needed.