We all like to be liked and being seen as popular is good for our egos,but there comes a point when you would rather that you were ignored.Especially when every time you open up your email account it is full of unsolicited emails.In computer parlance this is what is known as spam; your email address,and sometimes your name has been added to a list somewhere and is being sold to the companies who send these unsolicited messages.
The general idea is to sell you something. The approach can be as unsubtle as ‘buy me’ or can simply be repeated information about a product with the hope that by bombarding your inbox there is a greater chance of you buying a product. There are thousands upon thousands of these messages being sent out every hour. What you need is a spam filter. Put simply, a spam filter will scan your emails before they hit your computer and at such a speed you would never notice it was happening. If the spam filter decides that the email is spam then it never gets as far as your computer.
The bonus to you is two-fold; firstly you don’t have to wade through masses of messages to get to the ones you do need, or alternatively clearing your Junk box several times a day, and secondly it also helps protect your computer from worms and viruses that can transfer from the sender’s computer to yours. You may well have software to protect you but if you open an email that has a virus then it is possible that your protection will not recognise it as malware until it is too late. Here at Message Stream we specialise in protecting you from problems with spam using the latest in spam filter technology.