Articles tagged: spam filter
Sometimes it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can’t stop spam, you can manage it with a good spam filter.
Train your spam filter to stop emails you want from going to your spam folder.
If you’re not getting spam now, you will soon — and probably lots of it. What can you do? There’s no magic answer, but there are various things you can do to help.
The “Report Spam” and “Junk” buttons serve an important function in the war against spam. However, used improperly they can do more harm than good.
Over-aggressive spam filtering can cause email newsletters and other messages to fail to appear in your inbox. I’ll look at why that is, and three steps you can take to improve the situation.
Reporting spam in your email program with the spam button is critical. Reporting it by forwarding it somewhere isn’t going to do any good.
If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why.
Spam filters can be incredibly sophisticated or very simple. I’ll look at some of the characteristics of email that spam filters can check.
Outlook.com, like most email services, tries hard to keep spam out of your inbox by placing it in a junk mail folder. Sometimes it gets a little too aggressive. I’ll look at how to tame it.
Unfortunately, that then turns you into, yes… a spammer! There are many, many problems with this idea. I’ll explain a few.
It can be very frustrating if it suddenly seems like spammers have found you. There is one thing may help your email provider catch up and slow the deluge.
You’re not a spammer, I know that – but you’re acting like a spammer. And there’s your problem.
Sometimes, it seems like spam is a tidal wave of junk that threatens to make email completely unusable. While you can’t stop spam, you can manage it very well with a good spam filter.
Most of these major email providers are doing what I would call behavioral analysis. They’re looking for signals that indicate spam and then posting a CAPTCHA.
Every so often, anti-malware software can go a little nuts, thinking that every email that you get is spam or a virus. Turn that scanning feature off.