Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 13 - Spam, Spam,
Using Spam Control Programs
These are just a few of the tools at a user’s
disposal. Many of the anti-virus companies also have products in
Using Spam Services
There are services available that offer to help
reduce the influx of spam. These services are not programs
installed on an individual computer. This section will review those
services that can be purchased.
Web-based e-mail is very popular, in part
because people can access their e-mail from any computer with an
Internet connection and a web browser. This makes anti-spam
programs in the previous category ineffective since they run only on
a specific computer.
Fortunately, many of the web-based e-mail
providers are actively addressing the spam problem. Some providers
allow the user to determine the level of security. If the user
chooses an aggressive strategy, they may inadvertently send some
important messages into the spam or trash folder. If the mistake
goes unnoticed and the messages are not removed from the spam or
trash folder, they are automatically deleted within a specified
number of days.
Another aggressive option is to allow only
messages into the Inbox that are on the users list of contacts. The
free web-based e-mail services sometimes limit the number of
addresses on that contact list, but that limit is usually generous
enough for most people.
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