Spam filters for email programs are a little like the roof on a house. You wouldn’t want to live without one, but some are better than others.

Recent research from Cascade Insights showed that no email program they tested did better than Hotmail at filtering spam.

Get tricks for getting rid of spam, even if you don’t use Hotmail, and learn how to avoid other email and web scams.

You can also get more detailed information about SmartScreen, Microsoft’s spam-fighting technology, and go beyond the metrics in a detailed blog post by Dick Craddock, Hotmail Group Program Manager.