There are many spam filters available. Hubby boots up a filter he bought, then he clicks on it and hey presto! Mail appears. The filter has been trained to alert the user to known spam, (from a central register presumably) and it seems to be a fast learner for new stuff. I have a filter that is integrated into my email client, It works similarly,and like hubby’s it appears to be very efficient; it certainly does the job.
Recently though, some of my mail to hubby with attachments (what! I hear you say, you email him? Yes I do)has ended up, so hubby thought, lost in cyberspace only to be found in his spam filter. Now what could I have done that may have caused it? I don’t know.
Words seem to have been the culprits for mail ‘out’ and mail ‘in’ being diverted to the spam folder. ‘Hi’, from me and ‘Classes’ to me, both ended up filtered. In both instances, the recipients – that includes
me – checked spam folders and found the respective genuine mails.
Yes, you can see from my experience, if you have a spam filter (it is recommended) you do need a spam folder, otherwise things will drift into cyberspace never to see the light of day, when they should have.
The spammers (they’re as bad as virus creators) have a lot to answer for. Perfectly good ordinary words have been hijacked by them. As for the email and attachments I sent to hubby, we’re still not sure why they ended up in the spam, unless that also has something to do with words.
I can think of a whole host of words I could use in the direction of the spammers, but they would all end up being heavily filtered.