Blocking Spam - An Option That Works
Today users have several different options to consider when blocking spam.
These different products and services intended to block spam can be broken into three primary categories: client-side software applications, server-side software, and third party services.
Client-side programs designed to block spam offer unique advantages over server-side solutions for blocking spam. Users can fine tune the filter configuration to best meet their needs. Any intercepted messages can easily be restored to their inbox.
The server side spam email filters and third-party options for spam blocking typically do not offer this degree of configurability. End users are often not notified about caught email, and have little control over the rules used when filtering. They also create security, performance and privacy concerns.
SpamButcher is an example of a client-side spam stopper. When properly configured, it's capable of spam blocking with up to 98% effectiveness. Unlike other anti-spam software, SpamButcher doesn't require ongoing service fees or support charges to continue blocking spam.
With most client-side programs a user opens the application if they want to review or recover any blocked messages. SpamButcher offers this approach but also can be setup to send periodic scheduled email reports of any held messages. If a user locates a message they wish to read within the report, they can simply click on it. Doing so will trigger SpamButcher to recover the message back to their inbox.
This approach also reminds users that they are having their email filtered. While SpamButcher's accuracy is exceptional, almost all filters are prone to intercept wanted newsletters or other automated messages. This problem can be easily solved by telling the filter that the sending address is a, "known good sender." All users should on occasion verify that only unwanted messages are being intercepted.