If you have an iPrimus webmail, you’re probably luckier than most because your email service has The Postmaster. This mail server administrator often sends system notifications to users to warn them that they are approaching the 10MB limit. This useful program also filters out most of the spam messages that come from suspicious sources. However, many of these unwanted offers for male enhancement solutions or threesome invitations and one night stands still find their way into users’ inboxes. Although commonly known as spam, these spam emails rarely look or taste as good as their namesake.
Adjust filters based on keywords and target specific senders
The best defense against the flood of spam is to modify your account filters. Although The Postmaster has pretty much thrown out most of the junk, webmail users should go ahead with some cleanup tricks that would surely clean up the rest of the spam. One way is to put filters that block emails based on certain words or phrases in the subject line or in the body. For example, email marketers used to use words like “sell” or “improve.”
Through Gmail and Yahoo! Email offers free email addresses with up to 50GB allocated to each account, these email services make sure to protect the privacy and security of their users’ data. They have installed spam filtering software that keeps out algorithm-based spam. These email providers often hire online services that maintain a database of email addresses, which have been reported as rogue accounts of scammers, spammers, and phishers around the world.
Teach your Webmail system to tag spam messages
Also, these popular email providers have a smart bot program that learns to identify spam based on how often a user saves those emails from the same source in the trash or spam folder. In contrast, a standard webmail client often lacks this keen awareness of what constitutes spam. And so it’s up to humans to create the criteria that the system can use to filter the undesirables out of an incoming message stream.
Labeling emails as spam is just the beginning. The next step would be to assign meaning to the actions. For example, marking messages from a certain address as important places future emails from this source on the White List. At the same time, email labels function as categorical descriptions of these types of messages. Ultimately, the webmail system will be in archive mode every time these emails are found.