Software that attempts to filter out spam
Spam filters work in several ways.
1) IP blocking; orginzations like Spam cop provide lists of IP numbers known to be used by spammers.
2) Word list; Spammers repeatedly try to sell the same stupid products so emails containing words like viagra
, mlm, bigger penis
, remove me ect; are blocked.
3) Heuristics; In an effort to get round spam filters spammers
hire people that do have a brain to create more and more elaborate emails. Heuristics is a way using smart programing techniques to block these emails.
Spam filtering is an ongoing race between the spammer
and the human race over who own
s the inbox.
Helping your spam filter:
1)Never contact, buy from a spammer or click on a link in a spam email.
2)Turn of HTML in your inbox spammers have ways of knowing if a HTML email has been viewed.
3) Never click the on the remove me link in an email, spammers are liars and it will verify you as a live email address for more spam.
User: I have just recieved an email offering me a larger permenantly erect penis, larger breasts, an opportunity to share my credit card details with a nigerian bank worker who wants to give me $16, 000, 000 and access to unlimited prescribed drugs.
I am not sure if I am ready yet to become a mega
with a permenant hard on
who is addicted to valium. What can I do?
System Administrator: Hang in there
I will check the spam filter