Spam filter updates for hosted Clients


Spam Filter

After monitoring our email system over the last month we’ve decided to update our rules. This has enabled us to provide our Clients with better filtering and to be able to class more messages as spam. We don’t block any email, however we do include “***** SPAM *****” at the beginning of your subject line. This enables you to easily direct the mail to your Junk folder.

Spam filtering on email

What is SpamAssassin?
SpamAssassin is a mail filter to identify spam. It is an intelligent email filter which uses a diverse range of tests to identify unsolicited bulk email, more commonly known as Spam. These tests are applied to email headers and content to classify email using advanced statistical methods. In addition, SpamAssassin has a modular architecture that allows other technologies to be quickly wielded against spam and is designed for easy integration into virtually any email system.

What is a SPAM Filter?

A spam filter is a program that is used to detect unsolicited and unwanted email and prevent those messages from getting to a user’s inbox. Like other types of filtering programs, a spam filter looks for certain criteria on which it bases judgments. For example, the simplest and earliest versions (such as the one available with Microsoft’s Hotmail) can be set to watch for particular words in the subject line of messages and to exclude these from the user’s inbox. This method is not especially effective, too often omitting perfectly legitimate messages (these are called false positives) and letting actual spam through. More sophisticated programs, such as Bayesian filters or other heuristic filters, attempt to identify spam through suspicious word patterns or word frequency.

We include Spam filtering as standard on all our eMail services.

Frimley Computing supply email only hosting in addition to full domain and web hosting packages for all Clients.

To find out more, please contact us.

 

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