The menace of spam email messages is growing by each passing day. Estimates indicate that as many as 86% of total email messages sent and delivered are spam emails. And they are not just sent for fun anymore. Spam Emails are now an organized crime and some of them are able to cause a serious threat to the privacy and security of the victims.
Email Spam Filtering is something, which is just evolving over time. It is a catch-22 scenario. Spammers device newer ways to increase their success rates and Email Spam Filters burn their midnight oil to catch them as effectively as they can.
Email Spam Catchers always perform in a trade-off mode. Generally they look for different aspects of an email messages to decide whether it is a spam message or not. They analyze the subject line, sender domain, header fields, message content, and so on. And if they go a bit more strict in their filtering, chances are that the legit email messages may find their place in the Spam folders. And if they choose to express some leniency, some of the spam messages may find their way to the recipient’s inbox.
A New Concept – Cloud based Email Spam Filters
Cloud based Email Spam Filters work on the principles of a community of users helping each other to identify spam messages. As soon as any of the user reports a spam email, its fingerprints are notified to the central servers and when the same message is received by somebody else, the central servers directs to to the Spam folder.
CloudMark DesktopOne – The Freeware Email Spam Filter
CloudMark has recently allowed a freeware version of their Email-client based spam filter for personal and non-commercial use. It is a stripped down version of their feature-rich Pro version, but can serve the basic needs of an average computer user willing to have a good qaulity spam filter for his email clients.
The installation is pretty simple and with a few mouse clicks, your set is all ready to protect you from spams.