Why Should You Use the Spam Filter?
The spam filter uses sophisticated algorithms to identify
junk email messages. While not perfect, it has an extremely high success
rate. You can improve the performance of the spam filter for your situation.
Take a look at these scenarios to see how the spam filter can be adjusted to
meet your needs.
Scenario 1: Sometimes you receive the same
junk email message which the system tags over and over. You can tell the
system that the sender of this message always sends spam. That way, all
messages from that address will be deleted.
Scenario 2: A colleague complains that you
never get his/her email messages. Or perhaps you notice that legitimate
mail from some of your contacts gets marked as spam. You can tell the
system to stop tagging these message by always permitting messages from
specific address to pass through unchanged.
Scenario 3: Despite repeated attempts to
"unsubscribe" yourself from a mailing list, you still receive the weekly
email. You can block the sender of this message altogether, so that you
never see the message.
Scenario 4: Unfortunately, someone keeps
sending you email messages though you've asked them to stop corresponding
with you. You can block the sender of these messages so that you never see
Scenario 5: Your email address is a general
contact address for your business, and you are worried the filter might
delete messages from new sales contacts. You would rather the filter be
turned off completely.
In each of these examples, the features of the spam filter
can be modified to help you. You can adjust the number of points messages
must earn before being marked as spam or before they are automatically
deleted from the server. You can add addresses to your black list so that
they are always blocked, or you can add addresses to your white list so that
they are always bypassed by the filter. You can even turn off the filter
completely, allowing all messages to be delivered to you.