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Commercial; $29.95

Current Version: 2.2.1 (November 27, 2009)

Hendrickson Software Components produces Purify, a desktop-based, automated email filtering software system that supports almost every email client. Purify was designed from the ground up with ease of use and simplicity in mind. It may be used standalone, and it can also easily support a workgroup from a central computer. The Macintosh version is a completely AppleScript-able Universal Binary, and has been tested on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The Macintosh version also comes with a complete set of AppleScripts that can be tailored by the user to exactly fit their needs. Features include:

  • Filter e-mail using powerful statistical Bayesian type filter.
  • Filter e-mail by country of origin.
  • Filter, accept, or ignore e-mail based on user defined phrases.
  • Accept e-mail from easily imported friends list.
  • Forward valid e-mail to your iPhone, or other SMTP service.
  • Filter image spam.
  • Filter e-mail not addressed to you, or uses incorrect proper name.
  • Report spammers and phishers to their ISPs with a button click!
  • Data feed for upcoming hsc product "Compass."
  • Available for Windows, Macintosh (Universal Binary), and Linux.
  • Works with virtually every email client (Apple Mail, Outlook, etc.).
  • Supports POP, POP SSL, IMAP, IMAP SSL.
  • Use in standalone, or workgroup mode.
  • Workgroup mode supports combo of Windows, Macintosh, Linux users.
  • Macintosh version is fully AppleScript-able.
  • Complete set of AppleScripts are provided.
  • Macintosh version has been tested on Mac OS X Leopard.

Purify is designed as a replacement for Hendrickson's Sp@mX and Em@ilCRX products, both of which are now discontinued.

Version 2.2.1 adds/changes the following:

  • The Entourage "rate received" script is done, and included. Purify is now fully integrated with Apple Mail, and Entourage.
  • Cox Communication's POP server has an odd way of sending a POP message down, accounted for this, and it has been tested on Cox Communications computer.
  • Documentation has been updated some. Still needs work!

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Related Links

Andrew Starr has a marvelous page of Eudora plug-ins and enhancements that Eudora users must check out. His entire site (known as eMailman) is worthwhile for every email junkie out there.

Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.

Adam Engst has put together a comprehensive overview of email attachment formats that is invaluable for anyone who wants or needs to understand the complexities behind them.

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