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This story appears in the January 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Spam No More: The 2003version of Norton Internet Security (www.symantec.com)reduces attacks on productivity by identifying spam and markingspam-generating addresses for blocking by any POP3 e-mail reader.NIS also recognizes harmful codes by signature. The $70 suite (allprices street) lets you block contact from IP addresses that attackyou and report them to their ISPs.

An Office Alternative:Corel's WordPerfect Office 2002 (www.corel.com) offers another option in officesuites. It features word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail-aswell as compatibility with most versions of Microsoft Office. Ifyou've had enough of Microsoft, it could be an attractivealternative, but it isn't much cheaper: The standard versioncosts $389 for new users, while Office XP goes for $479.

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