New web site launched and still open spots for beta testing apps


We are slowly rolling out our new design which now is available at spamdrain.com. We are doing the changes gradually so for a couple of weeks you may see a mix of old design and new one. So please bare with us.

When you sign in you will still see the old web app but we are working on publishing a beta version of that in a week or two.

Final chance to beta test iOS and Android apps

There are still room for more beta testers. Please see our
previous post for info about how to join.

New beta versions of Android and iOS apps published

Today we have the pleasure to announce we have released the second beta of both our iOS and Android apps. This second beta adds better support for iPad and tablets. We have also fixed some issues and added a tutorial which is displayed first time you start the app.

Please let us know what you think

If you haven’t joined as beta tester yet, please read below for info of how to apply. If you are testing, please let us know what you think – we want to know what’s good and what we can do better. Send your feedback to feedback@spamdrain.net.

Sign up for iOS beta testing

We are using Apple’s Testflight that’s now integrated in their normal app publishing tools. So all you need to do is to send us an email to beta@spamdrain.net and we will send you an invite.
While waiting for the invite, please install the Testflight app from App Store.

Sign up for Android beta testing

Please join our beta tester Google+ group if you haven’t already to get your copy of the new beta once we publish it. When you have joined the group you’ll find instructions of how you “join as a tester”. After that you will automatically receive the beta as an ordinary update.

What about the webapp?

Please be patient :-). We are also working on a complete rewrite of our web interface, and will soon publish a beta version of that as well.

About SpamDrain

SpamDrain is a anti-spam cloud service that uses artificial intelligence to filter out spam, newsletters, phishing and virus emails. We bring peace of mind to your inbox.

Beta testers for both iOS app and Android app wanted

We are about to release beta versions for our Android and iOS apps. So if you’re interested in getting your hands on the new fresh look and have the opportunity to give us feedback before the final release, please sign up as beta tester.

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Sign up for iOS beta testing

We are using Apple’s Testflight that’s now integrated in their normal app publishing tools. So all you need to do is to send us an email to beta@spamdrain.net and we will send you an invite. While waiting for the invite, please install the Testflight app from App Store.

Sign up for Android beta testing

Please join our beta tester Google+ group if you haven’t already to get your copy of the new beta once we publish it. When you have joined the group you’ll find instructions of how you “join as a tester”. After that you will automatically receive the beta as an ordinary update.

What about the webapp?

Please be patient :-). We are also working on a complete rewrite of our web interface, and will soon publish a beta version of that as well.

About SpamDrain

SpamDrain is a anti-spam cloud service that uses artificial intelligence to filter out spam, newsletters, phishing and virus emails. We bring peace of mind to your inbox.

Bug fix release of SpamDrain iOS app soon available in App Store

As we reported earlier this week we had some issues in our latest update. The review went really fast this time so the new version 2.0.12 is already approved for App Store. It may tak a day or two before available everywhere so please be patient.

Please make sure to update to 2.0.12 as it contains critical bug fixes!

Report/Release issue in latest SpamDrain iOS app version 2.0.11

Update: New version 2.0.12 is now approved and soon available in App Store. Please make sure to update.

Unfortunately we have two issues in our latest iOS app, version 2.0.11.

The first issue is in the Blocked and Allowed lists, when reporting or releasing a message. The top message will always be the message to be reported or released regardless of which message you tap – if you do this from the list. If you do this from the message view it works as expected.

Do not upgrade to 2.0.11 – wait for 2.0.12 instead

We have submitted a new version to App Store, but nowadays it takes about a week before Apple reviews apps so the update will take some time to reach you.

Workaround if already updated to 2.0.11

Before the new version that fixes this issue (2.0.12) is available you need to do the following when reporting or releasing messages:

  • Do not report/release from the lists directly unless you want to report/release the first message.
  • Instead – tap the message and report/release from the view message screen:

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Issue with 12 hour setting

The second issue is that message lists won’t show any messages if you have your clock set to 12 hours instead of 24 hours. The workaround for this is to go to your Settings app, General->Date & Time and switch 24 hour on. Then lists will show messages again. Version 2.0.12 will include a fix for this as well.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience and hope the new version will be available a soon as possible.

SpamDrain 2.0 for Android…now in a Google Play store near you

Today we published version 2.0 of the SpamDrain Android app. Big thanks to all beta testers who helped us nail down the last (known) bugs.

With this new version you will be able to search in the message lists. There also a new way to report and release messages directly from the message lists. The navigation in the lists and message view should also be a lot smoother. You can also manage your filtered addresses and view filtering status directly in the app.

Below are some screenshots. Please give us your feedback when you have received the update.

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New beta of SpamDrain email anti-spam app for Android released

We are wrapping up the final features and adjustments for the release of SpamDrain 2.0 for Android and today we have the pleasure to announce that the third beta of SpamDrain 2.0 is available through Google Play store for all beta testers.

Status of filtered addresses can be seen and settings can be updated.

Status of filtered addresses can be seen and settings can be updated.

We have added address management and the possibility to update some of your user settings and account settings. We have also polished the UI a little bit.
Now we need your help to see if the app works great on all your different devices out there. We have only tested the app on a few of them, so please send any feedback to beta@spamdrain.net or just post in the Google+ beta testers group.

How to join as beta tester

We are now very close the final 2.0 release so we are looking for more beta testers to find the final nasty bugs that might still be there. Please join our beta test Google+ group if you haven’t already to get your copy of the beta.

About SpamDrain

SpamDrain is a anti-spam cloud service that uses artificial intelligence to filter out spam, newsletters, phishing and virus emails. We bring peace of mind to your inbox.

Beware of Phishing E-mails from the Swedish Tax Office – (Spam) They never send e-mails

Beware of e-mails from the Swedish Tax Office

A great number of Swedes has the latest days received e-mails (spam) from phishers with “click here to get your tax return immediately”. The aim of the bluffers is of course to obtain your bank account details and thereby get access to your account for fraudulent causes.
The Swedish Tax Authority (STA) released on its website yesterday a sharp warning for fraudulent attempts like this. STA calls for not to click on links in e-mails that seems to be coming from STA. “If it says that you should submit your bank account details och credit card numbers you should not do it. STA never asks for this information via e-mail or SMS. We only do this using our e-services and when you login via e-identification” adds STA on its website.
The fraudulent e-mails could appear differently. In one example, which STA has published on its website, the recipient is guided to “click here to get your tax return straight into your account”
Everyone who has submitted their sensitive information should immediately report to local police, the STA finishes.
Varning för skattebluff
Ett stort antal svenskar har de senaste dagarna fått mejl från nätbedragare med uppmaningar i stil med “klicka här för att få din skatteåterbäring”. Bluffmakarnas mål är att få mottagarna att fylla i kontouppgifter och på så sätt lura dem på pengar. Skatteverket gick under torsdagen ut med en skarp varning för bedragarna på sin hemsida. Myndigheten uppmanar medborgarna att inte klicka på länkar i mejl som ser ut att komma från Skatteverket men som ser misstänkt falska ut.
“Om det står att du ska lämna ifrån dig uppgifter om bankkontonummer eller kreditkortsnummer ska du inte göra det. Skatteverket efterfrågar aldrig dina kontouppgifter i mejl eller sms. Det gör vi endast via våra e-tjänster som du loggar in på med din e-legitimation”, skriver myndigheten på sin sajt.
Bluffmejlen kan se olika ut. I ett exempel på ett mejl som Skatteverket har lagt upp på sin hemsida används uppmaningen “klicka här för att få tillgång till formuläret för din skatteåterbäring”.
Den som har råkat fylla i kontouppgifter eller annan känslig information ges rådet att kontakta polisen.

 

Published Aug 22, 2014 in Dagens Industri – The leading business daily in Sweden, cited by SpamDrain AB (www.spamdrain.net)

[SOLVED] Problem with accessing filtered messages – storage provider issues

We are currently experiencing problems with our main storage provider. This leads to that not all filtered messages can be viewed and released. Our provider is working on a solution and we will update this post as soon as we have more information. The filtering is still working and no messages will be lost – however the filtered messages cannot be viewed until this issue has been resolved.

Update 1: 2014-05-01 18:12 GMT+02:
There has also been disturbances with the filtering itself during the day because of this. We have now made a temporary fix, waiting for our provider to fully restore all functionality at their end. So messages filtered from now on and messages that have been filtered during the day should now be accessible again. Messages filtered before that are still unaccessible until our provider is fully available.

Update 2: 2014-05-01 20:08 GMT+02:
Our storage provider is now up and running again. We are currently synchronizing files and all filtered emails should soon be available again. We are still seeing disturbances so please be patient the next hours.

Update 3: 2014-05-01 22:48 GMT+02:
Everything should now be synchronized and all systems are up and running as normal again. We will update our systems to minimize the impact on SpamDrain when storage problems like the ones we experienced today occur.

We deeply apologize the inconvenience.

SpamDrain not affected by Heartbleed bug

There has been a lot of news the past week about a security vulnerability in a version of OpenSSL, commonly known as the “Heartbleed Bug”. This bug could potentially allow a cyberattacker to access a website’s customer data along with traffic encryption keys. We have investigated our servers thoroughly and concluded that no parts of the SpamDrain service were ever affected by the Heartbleed bug.

That being said, we strongly recommend you to check the internet services you are using to see if you should change your password for these services. Mashable has a list of well-known services affected by this bug.
If you are using the same password in SpamDrain as you do for any service affected by the bug, we recommend you also change your SpamDrain password.