Monday, June 2, 2008

Spam Email Filter Ways

Spam blocking, Are you getting annoy from spammers? There's number of spam filtering solutions increasing every day
spam filter ways
We can divide spam blockers to 3 main types
  • Integrated
  • Standalone
  • Online
Here after I'm going to talk about each type of spam filter and at the end of this tutorial you should decide what spam filter is more suit for you.

Type 01 :Integrated spam filters:

This type of spam filtering software is the most common and you want to install it to your pc.Once installed it appears "on top" of your email software and it installs few options for your email software. When you get you can use these options to marking email as Spam, marking the email as Not Spam, Bounce the email back to sender, etc..

This type of spam filters automatically place suspected junk email into a separate folder so you can review and delete them later.

Also these are very intelligent. They know the difference between what is spam and what is not and delete the junk email you don't want.

Some recommend integrated spam filters are:
1) Hate Spam
2) pambully
3) Spam Inspector

Advantages of integrated filters:
They have One click solution.

Disadvantages of intergrated filters:
Software specific. Some work with Outlook and Outlook Express only.So you can't use them with every email softwares.

Type 02 :Standalone spam filters:
A standalone spam filter is a separate piece of software installed on your PC that you can use to check your email for spam.These are less common than the integarted ones.

Standalone filters can preview your email on the mail server before it's downloaded to your PC.This is big advantage of it. By this you can download the email that you want as opposed to downloading all of your email, including the spam, and then sorting through it.

Standalone spam filter is separate piece of software that you have to run
before you open up your email software. Most standalone filters do allow you to configure them so that your standard email application is opened once you've chosen what spam to filter.

Some recommend integrated spam filter is:
1) Mailwasher Pro

Advantages of Standalone spam filters:
you can use them with any email application with properly.

Disadvantages of Standalone spam filters::
To use this there is two separate process ,Load standalone filter and then your email application.

Type 01 :Online spam filters

There are two types of online spam filters.One is for business use and other one is for home use.

Example for business type filter is iHate Spam server edition ,the software deletes junk email directly from the mail server before the end user even sees it. Large companies use this technology.

Example for home user is spam arrest. Spam Arrest offers nice solution to spam, when any email sent to the users account, they send challenge request back to it which the sender must authenticate. The automatic junk email software used by spammers can't currently deal with this type of response.
Any failure to authenticate the challenge email results is email erased automatically. A user is authenticated with Spam Arrest only once for security just to make sure the software doesn't become a nuisance.

The most popular online spam filter is:
1) Spam Arrest

Advantages of Online spam filters:
Users are guaranteed to only receive the email that they want or requested.

Disadvantages of Online spam filters::
Any technical problems with the Spam Arrest server,then you have no defense against spam.

Now you can make your decision today, You can use the most suitable spam solution for your system.


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