Yesterday I renewed my mail account on Yahoo and upgraded to Mail Plus. This adds more disk space, a spam learning feature, and virus protection. Today I installed the latest version of Mailwasher Pro and turned on its spam learning feature. Both these products show a remarkable amount of agreement on which mail is spam. I am hoping these two products will help me get rid of spam and avoid false positive mishaps. I think the use of Yahoo and other web mail providers is a viable strategy for small businesses. Although my setup is probably overkill it is not costly or time consuming. Email that makes it to my PC probably goes through three or four spam detectors and at least two virus checkers. I averaged 156 deleted emails per day with MailWasher. The bulk of these obviously were spam. It is interesting to note that the latest average for the week is only 126. Maybe this is a trend.