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A guide to email filtering

How many times have you looked into your email account or accounts and found them filled with unwanted mail? This can be very annoying. Spams and junk mail are hard to avoid these days. However, there are ways to reduce the spam and junk mail traffic that flows on your account.

Blocking out unwanted mail

If your computer system is based on Windows, there is an easy spam filter solution offered by Mailwasher for filtering your email. Mailwasher is a spam filter program based on the Windows operating system. It is an easy solution for stopping spams, because it also allows you the chance to preview your emails before you download them on your computer. Their email filtering program is suitable for almost any type of web-based email address regardless of whether it is Google, Hotmail, Yahoo, Thunderbird, Outlook Express etc. Mailwasher is good at blocking email spams and it does not cost you anything to download it. According to their website at Mailwasher.net, the free program never expires. Another good mail filtering program is BitDefender. Although it is not free, their spam tools are excellent and the program is flexible and easy to understand. You may find it at BitDefender.co.uk. BitDefender gives you a choice of ordering the Internet Security or Total Security software. Both of them include the anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus, the difference being that Total Security encompasses the backing up of your system online. There are other good email filtering software on the market which you may choose from. Norton-Symantec is another good software. You may find them at Uk.norton.com. Again, they are not free but they offer a security system for the total Internet package including an online back up. However, for those who are looking for a good email spam filtering software that is easy to use at no expense to yourself, and if you do not mind the advertisement banner, Mailwasher is a good choice.

Mail filtering on a server

If you have a server or a website with an Internet Provider, you definitely want to activate the spam blockers in your preferences on your admin page by your provider. Most providers offer, for little cost or free, a spam killer which filters the hosted email accounts that you maintain by them. Server spam software can be very costly and is usually bought by the business world because they have more than five computers at their disposal. Anti-spam software for business, whether small or large, is made up of licences that are paid on a monthly basis and used by the company as fixed costs in their bookkeeping. Such software is not needed by an individual in a home environment.

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