The Fight Against Spam

December 23, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More

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Most of the time whenever I open my email, I usually come across some unsolicited messages flooding in my inbox folder. I sometimes try to open at least one of them out of curiosity but what exactly fascinates me is how did these emails penetrate the spam filter when in fact, it had already been it setup.

A spam is an electronic message that is indiscriminately sent and normally comes in bulk. The act of doing it is called spamming which can be attributed in many forms of media while a spammer refers to a person or an entity doing the act.

According to some advertisers, spamming is economically viable in enhancing their marketing campaigns, reduce cost and enhance profitability. No wonder why most spams include advertisements of all sort but unknowingly driving potential customers away.

The advent of anti-spam software in the market made it convenient for email users to manage their messages.

Some software can track more than 98% of incoming spam mails with the use of Link Filters that tracks incoming bulk mails from spam sites with the aid of a DCC-Filter which connects with the DCC-Network to recognize unsolicited bulk mail. It supports the most common POP3 and IMAP accounts and is securely connected with SSL/TLS.

Email client, such as Outlook2000/XP/2003/Express, Eudora, Mozilla Thunderbird among others are supported.

The added function of an anti-spam software is its user-friendly interface allowing users to organize contacts listing.

True enough, we can fight spam as software developers keep on updating their products and developing software in their hope to beat spam.

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