10-20-2009 09:42 PM
I just upgraded 2009 to 2010 on both my Vista and XP Pro. All went smooth and working great so far on both.
I did notice that the Antispam feature that was in NIS 2009 is not in NIS 2010 which is the option to "ONLY allow" email that is in my Microsoft Outlook address book(imported to Norton) to go into my inbox and all others to go to Norton's spam folder.
Did I miss this feature??? Is it nolonger needed???
This is the first day that I have used NIS 2010, and I only got a few spam emails into my inbox, which I had to manually add to the spam list.. I'm not sure how good this new version will be in directing "spam" to the spam folder. I hope it's good, cause some days I get a ton of spam, which NIS 2009 sent to the spam folder with the above option and I'm in fear that NIS 2010 may cause me to manually add a lot of spam as spam... I hope this is not the case....
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10-20-2009 09:52 PM
NIS 2010 does include the Antispam component. You can find it by opening the main NIS screen. Click on Settings>Network Settings. There you will find the Antispam is listed below E-Mail Antivirus Scan. Here you can configure the Antispam component as you like.
10-20-2009 10:46 PM
Thanks for the reply!! I have been through all of those settings, but what I mentioned is nolonger in this version(2010) At least I have yet to find it.
IIRC NIS 2009/08 had a box which you could check to only allow into your inbox email addys that was in your MS outlook address book, any non-address book email addys would then go to Nortons spam folder when recieving email from your ISP.
I guess in this version it's nolonger an option to do that with this newer version antispam program.. I'll see how it goes.. I was hoping I had missed it etc.
But really I was wishing more people would also want this feature back and buzz Norton's ears for a (near) future update... :)
10-20-2009 11:07 PM - last edited on 10-20-2009 11:20 PM by JerryM
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10-21-2009 05:56 AM - edited 10-21-2009 06:43 AM
Thanks for the confrimation.......
Tech83... Yes it is the same screen.
I only received 5 spam emails into my inbox this AM, which I had to manually add to the blocked list.. I guess that's manageable, but if received spam goes higher..... seems like alot of work to have to manually do this.. Then that missing feature will surely be missed!! It was alot eaiser to unmark as spam my "good-addressbook entries" that at times norton sent to the spam folder, and as time pasted very few if any was missed marked.... I liked that very much!!!!
Well I'll see how this engine does... Brightmail engines.... I remember in the past I had an antispam product that used that theory, others deciding what is/is not spam email.. Hope progress has gotten better... But.......Still hoping that it may be a feature added in the near future..
As for the upgrade to NIS 2010, all is still working good, Both shutdowns(last night) and startup(this morning) was longer than NIS 2009/8/7 on my Vista Ultimate... Did not start the XP Pro computer.
I started with (paid) Norton products many moons ago, but when it got sluggish etc. went elsewhere vowing never to return, 5-8yrs later I'm back with Norton because it came installed on my Dell... And hey Norton cleaned up its act :) Hope they are not headed back to its past.
10-23-2009 06:35 AM - edited 10-23-2009 06:37 AM
I just wanted to correct the NIS 2010 startup times.... The first three/four startups did take longer, But since startup/shutdowns on both my Vista Ulitimate and XP Pro is the same as 09 and may be a bit faster...
All has been running great and tasks seems faster with only two problems, twice now on startup NIS 2010 did not complete loading causing me to reboot.. But so far so good...
Ahh... The new Antispam engine seems to be doing its job also.....