Advanced Filtering


Spam killing and process filtering:

Any emailaddress can be easily marked as a spam-source. While retrieving new emails email originating from spamaddresses can be simply deleted without retrieving...

Email originating from known and spam-free addresses is always retrieved...

Email originating from unknown addresses can be checked for various spam-indicators. If spam is indicated the email can be deleted without downloading...

Retrieving of headers only lets you check the results of filters...

Retrieved emails can be submitted to process filtering. This can fire events like auroreplies, subscriptions to mailinglists and adding to addressbooks...

The interface to spam killing has been integrated with a special headers box. The use can choose to check the expected spam killing results before the killing actually takes place. The following screenshot shows a selection of the emails sent to a real email address to let you see the difference between wanted and unwanted email. Notice that the mailinglist of HotWired is marked for having an incorrect route - you would expect better of HotWired - but is still excepted. Also note that most spam emails are detected rigth the first time somebody uses a new spam address.

Angel spam filtering

Green light means that the spam filters did not detect any signs of  spam. Red light means garbadge. In this case only a few filters were used: broken receive lines (the broken chain), use of an X-Advertisement line (the dollar sign), more than three X-x lines (the blue Xx) and the all uppercase subject (the lightning).

You can use even more filters, like custom subject filters. All filters can be individually set to be used in kill-immediatly mode or in download but mark-it mode. And of course, you can just set all to kill-immediatly and do a quick visual check between dowloading of the headers and the complete emails.

After the spam filtering comes the usual filtering as available in many other email clients. The following screenshot should give you an idea about the possibilities.

More filtering


Mail Harry Bosma at hbosma@xs4all.nl.