Thursday, 3 January 2008

2008 is when it all happens

First of all I'd like to say Happy New Year and I hope that you all had a good christmas (if you celebrate it).

I have a slight update on the new program which we are coding but it's not a good one and I'll explain below. I am estimating that the first realistic release of this new product will be in March depending upon how development progresses. The delay is not because we are not working on it, we have actually been developing it near non-stop each evening since the last release of FastIMF and have already achieved a heck of a lot, believe me. The main reason is that I have made the decision to not release what we have now, but rather wait until it has a more 'complete' feel to it and at least some of the documentation done (this is mainly developer API documentation, it's still easy to use as a regular user). This is so that it doesn't scare new users by giving the product a bad 'first impression'.

We have our domain all registered but we have the website to code which will be very database driven and will allow you to request features, place support issues and much much more. You know that box or software that you pay £1000's for, just for detecting spam email? Get ready to throw it in the bin. :)

Although it's starting to sound bloated and full of features you may not use, this was one thing I didn't want. A program that's 500mb will be painful for everyone so I will confirm that so far it is around 500kb (yes, not even 1mb!).

I will keep you all updated every few weeks with another post here. Again, I can only thank you all for your patience and assure you that it will be more than worth the wait.

It would be nice to hear from some of you, even if it's just to say how your christmas and new year celebrations went so please post a comment!

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Quick Update

Just a quick update to let you folks know that I haven't forgotten about you all and we're actually busy coding the new and improved version of FastIMF (which is being renamed) from scratch.

I'm hoping we will be able to get something out early next year but believe me when I say this is going to be worth the wait! If development at the minute is anything to go by, it should be the only service/application you need for email.

Check back in a few weeks for another update, sorry it seems like a long wait!

As a side note, Exchange 2007 will work with this new version (as will nearly any email server such as Lotus Notes etc)...there's a hint for you!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

FastIMF - Onto better things!

After much thought and planning, I have decided to push the development of FastIMF into a whole new direction today.

Watch this space!

Friday, 23 November 2007

FastIMF - version 0.4

Well here is the latest version of FastIMF with a few added features, these include:

Press Delete key to delete emails
Senders addresses are now shown in main list view
Select multiple emails for allowing

Still got a few more things planned/ideas. If you want to see anything in future versions, just let me know by adding a comment!

I'm hoping to make it look a bit more professional as well in future, to make it a more polished product (it doesn't look too pretty at the minute as I'm sure you are aware).

You can download it here: DOWNLOAD
If that doesn't work then try this: DOWNLOAD (alternative)

I have used a nicer host this time as well and will be using this every time providing nobody has problems :)


Thursday, 25 October 2007

FastIMF - version 0.3

Well, version 0.3 has arrived and this version is greatly improved. Here are some of the features:

View email in web browser (HTML)
Multiple selection for deleting (faster to process the spam!)
Automatic folder detection (saves you trying to browse)
Search for text (looking for something? you can find it now!)



Tuesday, 23 October 2007

FastIMF - version 0.2

After testing my first post of FastIMF (v 0.1) I had found a bunch of problems plus I wanted to add some core features for a better release, I mainly wanted to gain interest with my initial post. This version is still by no means a polished version and I will again say that it *should* work and that I have been running the software for the past 24 hours without problems.

In this version, I have added the ability to browse the emails that have been blocked by IMF, read the content and then are able to unblock, delete or add the sender to whitelist with a simple click.

If you have any suggestions or feature requests, please leave a comment. I am currently planning for the program to be able to download a "blacklist" of approved offensive words from an updated internet source that you specify and I want to redesign the GUI to make it look pretty (I originally made the program for myself so I didn't care how it looked). Hopefully someone out there may have a good idea for a feature...

Here is version 0.2: DOWNLOAD HERE

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Exchange 2003 - Whitelist Email Addresses


Ok, I got so frustrated by the lack of options on IMF (regardless of the XML custom weighting feature etc) that I decided to make a program that I'm sure more than enough people will appreciate.

I have only just started to program it today but it should work. What this program allows you to do is whitelist external (senders!) email addresses and also absolute delete emails that contain specific words.

There has been a patch by MS that allows you to whitelist recipients addresses but only pay-for IMF addons have previously allowed you to white list external (senders) addresses.

I will be testing it more over the next few days and making it nicer to use however it *should* work fine. The only prerequisites that I know it should require is .NET framework 2.0.



Download here (14KB!)