Ask HN: Spammers got smarter or Gmail is no longer good?

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  • spamscanner

    Spam Scanner is the best anti-spam, email filtering, and phishing prevention service.

    Same problem as well; there are so many attack vectors it's absurd.

    I've tried rspamd, SpamAssassin, and so many other alternatives. Then I decided to try writing my own in JS.

    Spam Scanner (work in progress) is at https://spamscanner.net with source code at https://github.com/spamscanner. Trying to do it in a privacy-focused way, which is incredibly challenging to say the least.

    Fortunately we're thinking that with ARF in combination with human curators (privacy-focused where sensitive data is redacted during curation process), and a combination of tech - will make this at least a bit better - and completely open source too.

    We're in the progress of building an SMTP alternative, so we're not just a forwarding service (Forward Email at https://forwardemail.net) - and I hope to have Spam Scanner hooked in to individual inboxes as well, so it gets smarter for the individual users as opposed to group-think.

    I'm hoping that we can at least make things a bit smarter with some scrappy measures over time. Hoping to launch SMTP by April so you can use Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or K-9 for instance with your own inbox running Spam Scanner.

  • free-email-forwarding

    The best free email forwarding for custom domains. Visit our website to get started (SMTP server)

    Same problem as well; there are so many attack vectors it's absurd.

    I've tried rspamd, SpamAssassin, and so many other alternatives. Then I decided to try writing my own in JS.

    Spam Scanner (work in progress) is at https://spamscanner.net with source code at https://github.com/spamscanner. Trying to do it in a privacy-focused way, which is incredibly challenging to say the least.

    Fortunately we're thinking that with ARF in combination with human curators (privacy-focused where sensitive data is redacted during curation process), and a combination of tech - will make this at least a bit better - and completely open source too.

    We're in the progress of building an SMTP alternative, so we're not just a forwarding service (Forward Email at https://forwardemail.net) - and I hope to have Spam Scanner hooked in to individual inboxes as well, so it gets smarter for the individual users as opposed to group-think.

    I'm hoping that we can at least make things a bit smarter with some scrappy measures over time. Hoping to launch SMTP by April so you can use Thunderbird, Apple Mail, or K-9 for instance with your own inbox running Spam Scanner.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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