Spam Filtering

 

The advancement of technology has its pros and cons. Even as you deal with emails daily while operating your business or work, you might face several predicaments. One of the worst things is getting spam emails. To get rid of the spam emails, you should start by installing a spam filtering system. In this article, let’s have a look at the key attributes, such as the concept of spam filtering, its uses, and why it is essential.

 

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Some might know what spam emails are all about, whereas some have no idea about it whatsoever. For those who lack the sense of what spam emails are, they are unsolicited emails one receives in one’s inbox. These emails are not wanted and hence should be removed. Therefore, the system of using spam filtering is essential. Spam filtering is advantageous because you will be able to handle or deal with your emails smoothly and with less trouble.

 

Features And Benefits Of Spam Filter

Today, almost all business organizations are in touch with various kinds of email services to communicate with their employees and others. But, when you use these email services, it does not mean that you will only receive emails from the people who matter to you. Instead, you will also get many unnecessary messages from various people, which would be a burden to you. It is a burden in that sense that you have to go through all your emails, then accept the needed ones, and reject the unnecessary ones. It is time-consuming. With a proper spam filtering system in place, you don’t need to worry about such troubles.

A spam filter will filter out the spam emails from all the emails received by you, so that they don’t get to occupy space in your inbox, saving you the job of rummaging among the mail, looking for spam emails and delete one by one which will waste a lot of time. Hence, it is an excellent tool for efficiency.

There are different kinds of spam filters:

  • Content filters – In this type, the spam filter identifies the spam messages by just looking at the content of your message.
  • Permission filters – This is a method wherein the recipient should approve the sender so that it will notice the spam emails separately from the accepted emails.
  • Blacklist filters – Usually, a blacklist is that which contains the blocked or unaccepted senders/spammers. This type of filter will avoid the unnecessary messages received as it knows the senders of the blacklist.

 

Advantages Of Spam Filtering:

  • There may be many emails received by the employees of a business organization. Some may be relevant, while others could be considered spam. It is difficult to extract the emails that are related to the respective enterprise from the inbox, and it also takes time when done manually. Therefore, by using the spam filtering system, you would be much benefitted. It will reflect further on the organization’s productivity.
  • Also, malware and viruses which could harm your computer networks would no longer be capable if you start using the spam filtering system.
  • Another positive point about it is that the unwanted messages reported already will not come into your inbox anymore; if it happens, it might prove to be a significant concern for the organization.

 

Using A Spam Filter

By using a set of protocols applied to emails that the recipient gets, a spam filter works based on the type of spam filter.

For every part of the email, there is a different protocol. Firstly, content filters are used to check the type of content in the email. Then, the header of the email is reviewed using the header filter. Some other filters also stop blacklisted senders and mark them as spam.

Some other advanced spam filters include filters based on a set of rules. The recipient sets these rules. Permission filters are similar to rule-based filters, except that for every email, the recipient needs to accept it, before opening it.

Every spam filter is useful based on the requirement and the capacity of the organization. For an individual, the tool used need not be expensive; however, for a larger enterprise or even for an enterprise that needs to maintain high levels of security, the spam filter has to be strong enough to surpass any spam email, virus, or malware.

 

Final Words

Almost every enterprise nowadays requires email services, and there is a high chance of getting numerous spam emails. The best way to reduce the rapidly increasing number of spam emails is to use the spam filtering system, which is a profoundly beneficial use of technology. One can use it in combination with other methods, too; however, using this application is one of the most critical aspects in ascertaining the security of your personal information.


Spammers Think Outside the Box to Get Past Your Spam Filter

Spammers Think Outside the Box to Get Past Your Spam Filter

As crazy as it is to believe, spammers would not keep throwing out spam unless they got a return on their investment. So, while it might seem unlikely that someone would fall for the fake pill spam that has been going around forever, somebody must be falling for it or it would have died out a long time ago.

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When it Comes to Spam Filtering You Pretty Much Get What You Pay for

When it Comes to Spam Filtering You Pretty Much Get What You Pay for

Everyone uses Gmail. After all, it’s free. And what’s even better is that it comes with free spam filtering. Of course, the old adage you get what you pay for still applies, and that was never more apparent than this week when Gmail’s spam filtering broke down and stopped working.

It was apparent almost instantly. From Newsgram, “Gmail users around the world were complaining about spam messages flooding their inbox over the weekend as the Google service was apparently suffering from a widespread problem with its email filters. Several Gmail users took to Twitter and other social media platforms like reddit to convey they were being bombarded with spam messages.”

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Anti-Spam Filters and How They Work

Anti-Spam Filters and How They Work

Everyone will acknowledge that spam emails are a constant nuisance. Spam remains a regular interruption in our daily lives, where we have to spend time to open and delete those emails. Though not always, they also pose severe threats to our systems and can cripple our networks. Spamming in today’s digital era is a billion-dollar industry where companies even go so far as to use this as a professional technique to promote their services.

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The New Trick to Bypass Your Spam Filter

The New Trick to Bypass Your Spam Filter

Most spam is annoying, but harmless. Unless of course it’s the basis of a sextortion scam. If you’re not familiar, sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort money or sexual favors from the victim. For instance, if someone threatens that they can blame you for child pornography and will do so unless you pay them a ransom, that’s a form of sextortion.

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Remote Vulnerability Affecting Over 50% of Mail Servers

Remote Vulnerability Affecting Over 50% of Mail Servers

A remote vulnerability has been discovered in the EXIM email server that allows an attacker to run commands as root.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-rce-vulnerability-impacts-nearly-half-of-the-internets-email-servers/

If your mail server is running EXIM our email gateway can offer you complete protection from this exploit and can keep your users safe. The service is cloud-deployed and fully managed and can scale from a single domain to hosting providers needing filtering for tens of thousands of domains.

 

 

Effective Spam Blocking is Vital to Your Organization

Effective Spam Blocking is Vital to Your Organization

Spam is one of the most ubiquitous and costly annoyances to companies today. It clogs inboxes. It consumes storage space and bogs down email servers. And it consumes tremendous amounts of bandwidth with frivolous or dangerous messages and traffic. With the yearly increase in the volume of spam, finding the right spam blocking solution is vitally important to business, because without effective spam blocking, productivity can and will grind to a halt.

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Cloud-Based Spam Filtering Protects Your Company

Cloud-Based Spam Filtering Protects Your Company

Each year, an increasing number of spam emails are sent to corporate employees, threatening to clog corporate email servers and slow productivity to a crawl. With the rising concern to business that spam has created, more organizations are turning to cloud-based spam filtering solutions to ameliorate the threat of disruption from spam.

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Effective Spam Filtering Protects Your Employees

Effective Spam Filtering Protects Your Employees

Spam is more than just an annoyance, and effective spam filtering is a critical part of any IT security plan. Each day, corporate email servers are inundated with a vast amount of spam. To combat this rising tide, organizations need sophisticated spam filtering. When proper spam filtering is in place, employee inboxes are kept free of unwanted messages, and unwanted traffic stays off the network.

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Stop Spam in its Tracks with Superior Anti-Spam Tools

Stop Spam in its Tracks with Superior Anti-Spam Tools

Email is the lifeblood of your organization, but when spam intrudes, it can go beyond a pure annoyance and become a real threat to the bottom line.

A lack of spam protection is the gateway to additional security threats; it is a vector for spear-phishing and ransomware attacks. It can contain CEO fraud attempts and compromise business email. Most of the security breaches in business today begin with an email.

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Monthly Spam Filtering Service

Monthly Spam Filtering Service

Backend logistics like payment options, renewal rates, bitcoin, wire transfer may not necessarily be huge advancements in our spam filtering technology, but they are responses to customer feedback.

We now offer a monthly payment option for Spam Filtering, Email Quarantine and Backup MX. You’ll get a massive discount when you order annual service, but if you need monthly billing that option is available right now.

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CERT Advisory Symantec and Norton Critical Vulnerability

CERT Advisory Symantec and Norton Critical Vulnerability

Systems Affected

All Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products

Overview

Symantec and Norton branded antivirus products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Some of these products are in widespread use throughout government and industry. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

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Geographically Diverse Spam Filtering Zones

Geographically Diverse Spam Filtering Zones

Servers in multiple Geographic Zones

We care about your data privacy and security as well as creating the most redundant network possible for your Spam Filtering needs.
We feel that one way to ensure that our network is as robust as possible is to have servers in multiple data centers around the globe. So that if there are any regional or local connectivity problems that the network will be self healing and your mail will continue to flow. To this end we have build out a point of presence in the Amazon Frankfurt Germany data center because it provides not only geographic diversity but also allows our customers in the EU a filtering option that keeps their mail within the boundaries of the European Union.

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Migration of Nettica Services

Migration of Nettica Services

We are the company that runs the email services for Nettica.com, and I wanted to reach out to you personally and thank you for being a client and to inform you about some upcoming changes to the system.

We have learned a lot in the past few months by listening to your needs and trying to address them. One of the biggest complaint that we have from Nettica customers is that the spam filtering could be improved and that the credits system is not easy to understand. Addressing these issues will be our updates to the way that things work.
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