An Introduction To Spam Filters

Carl J Johnson By Carl J Johnson, 29th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/jjedokkp/
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This has the disadvantage of sometimes blocking even necessary mails from your contacts and preventing those senders from sending mails to your address again. The way out is to use add-on spam filters which allow one to control the amount that should be allowed into your inbox.

The Use Of Spam Filters

Using spam filters is another extremely effective way of combating spam or junk mail. These programs use some keywords like ‘guaranteed’, ‘free’, and block any email with those words in them. It has the disadvantage of sometimes blocking even important mails from your contacts and preventing those senders from sending mails to your address again. The way out is to use add-on spam filters which allow you to control the content that should be allowed into your inbox. This will save a lot of time and energy as you no longer will have gone through each and every email before identifying it as spam and eliminating it.

Setting Up A Spam Fillter

Spam filters can be installed on any computer system and aim at filtering waste and getting only relevant information to the user.

Setting up a simple spam filter can be extremely easy. Identify the area ‘filters’ in your email program and create a new filter. Lay down the rules or filter conditions for the new folder. These can be the parameters under which an email would be marked as spam and deleted from your inbox. If you choose to look at the filtered mail before deleting it, you can choose the option to change it to another folder once you have filtered it. Once you save the changes you have made in the new filter, it will be active.

A New Generation Of Spam Filters

You have a new variety of spam filters in the market now which are called ‘smarter filters’. While these fight and prevent spam very effectively, setting it up is a very complex process and is recommended only for technical experts.

New generation spam filters are different from traditional ones in that they go in for statistical data rather features of spam. These filters decide on spam by analyzing the entire email and comparing it with other already identified spam mails. The error margin for these filters is almost zero as more than 99% of scams are identified and eliminated through this method.

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Anti Spam Software, Spam Blockers, Spam Filters, Stop Spam

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author avatar Carl J Johnson
Born in Turku, Finland. Now living Sweden. A criminal defence lawyer for almost 40 years. Now retired. Fond of writing and reading. Spears. Swedish, Finnish, German and English.

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