Spam Filter, Anti Spam, Spam Blocker - block email spam for good!


Do you find yourself endlessly deleting spam email in your mail inbox? Have you come to the point that reading your mail is now too time consuming due to the sheer number of spam you receive? If the answer to these questions is a resounding 'Yes' then host with MediaBag and say goodbye to spam - for good! Host with us and no matter which hosting plan you take out you will get the free spam filter Spam Assasin, an anti spam tool which acts as a spam blocker.

Spam Assassin

All MediaBag's hosting solutions come equipped with a leading edge anti-spam tool called Spam Assassin. SpamAssassin is an extensible email filter which is used to identify spam. Spam Assassin will help you combat unwanted spam emails. You can set your own thresholds for spam detection.

Flag suspect spam mail

Using Spam Assassin you can flag the subject line of every suspect spam email so that you no longer have to open each and every one of them - how about seeing a '*** SPAM ***' tag on each spam email rather than a misleading message title? Now they are easily identifiable in your inbox, and their deletion requires less effort, saving you precious time.

Preventing flagged spam from entering your Inbox

You can even automatically delete flagged spam email even before it enters your inbox. However, this is not a good idea, as you may (will!) end up deleting what is know as a False Positive - a legitimate email flagged incorrectly as spam.

A much more recommended solution is to filter spam into a separate folder that can be checked less frequently than your normal mailbox. This is a perfect solution if you need to check your email remotely using GPRS or with a wireless connection - less emails to download equals less time online and will reduce your online costs.

Spam Assassin Features

The spam-identification tactics used include:

  • header analysis: spammers use a number of tricks to mask their identities, fool you into thinking they've sent a valid mail, or fool you into thinking you must have subscribed at some stage. SpamAssassin tries to spot these.
  • text analysis: again, spam mails often have a characteristic style (to put it politely), and some characteristic disclaimers and CYA text. SpamAssassin can spot these, too.
  • blacklists: SpamAssassin supports many useful existing blacklists, such as mail-abuse.org, ordb.org, SURBL, and others.
  • learning classifier: SpamAssassin uses a Bayesian-like form of probability-analysis classification, so that a user can train it to recognise mails similar to a training set.
  • distributed hash databases: Vipul's Razor, Pyzor and DCC are collaborative spam-tracking databases, which work by taking a signature of spam messages. Since spam typically operates by sending an identical message to hundreds of people, these databases short-circuit this by allowing the first person to receive a spam to add it to the database -- at which point everyone else will automatically block it.

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