Anti-Spam and Email
If your company or home
office is suffering under the onslaught of SPAM, note that there are
several products available that can help limit the amount and type of
email that gets into your inbox.
Phishing scams are
particularly dangerous. Phishing is designed to steal personal and
financial information from your company, employees or family.
"Regular" spam is just plain annoying.
Goodbye to Mailblocks
The products listed on
this page can block phishing and junk emails from entering your inbox,
and quarantine suspicious attachments to defend against your system
acquiring and/or spreading viruses. Some of these are desktop products;
others are offered as reliable subscription-based services hosted on a
central web application server.
Watch's EmailProtect™ allows you to block unwanted e-mail from
your employee's mailboxes.
This is a downloadable product installed onto users' computers.
only allows messages from approved senders to reach users'
Inboxes. It works with Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express
to stop 100% of unwanted spam.
Arrest is an ASP solution
(similar to the now defunct MailBlocks service); it does not require
any software installation on the user's computer.
Spam Arrest downloads your e-mail directly from your ISP or E-mail
provider's POP server, blocking the spam before it ever reaches
Shield's approach to
fighting spam is multi-tiered:
User highlights a
message and click on the red LashBack lightning bolt button on the
email client's toolbar -- several things all happen at once:
The message is
removed from user's inbox and placed in a custom "Spam"
The sender of that
message is added to a "Blocked" List, preventing future
messages from that sender.
Spam Shield scans
the message and then (based on the website they're advertising),
filters all messages that advertise the same product or service.
If the advertiser's
Unsubscribe mechanism is considered to be Trusted, user is
automatically unsubscribed from that spammer's email list.