Why is Spam Filtering a Must-Have for Businesses?
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Why is Spam Filtering a Must-Have for Businesses?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Spam filtering is a critical method that the company should implement to keep unsolicited messages out of the inboxes and prevent workers from clicking on potentially harmful links or uploading suspicious attachments from emails.

FREMONT, CA: Spam emails are ubiquitous these days, and this is due to the many ways spammers hack emails online. Assume one has at least one email address. In that event, they are more than likely to have received emails containing irrelevant and unwanted product and service ads or emails attempting to sell something that was never intended to purchase.

How can these organizations obtain the email address, and what can users do to prevent these messages from filling up the inbox? Not to mention the fact that one has to spend some time deleting those unwanted emails.

Spam filters may be used. Spam filtering is a critical method that the company should implement to keep unsolicited messages out of the inboxes and prevent workers from clicking on potentially harmful links or uploading suspicious attachments from emails. According to studies, almost half of the emails one receives are categorized as garbage or spam. Unfortunately, these messages have a high risk of causing security problems, not to mention productivity losses due to the time people would spend deleting such emails from their inboxes.

If businesses consider spam filtering to be a business requirement, they should be aware that many different types of spam filters are available. Some of them look at the content of emails to see if they are relevant to the business, while others look at the headers of emails to see if they are spam.  Some filters can be configured to disregard all emails from a given address, while others allow you to specify specific parameters to determine which emails are irrelevant to their recipients.

What one uses to help keep spam out of the organization's emails is linked to what they want it to do from a company standpoint. So, if one wants to give the company an extra layer of protection and security, a permissions-based spam filter is a good choice. Suppose firms just want to limit the number of newsletters, sales emails, and irrelevant advertisements that workers receive via their email service. In that case, you can use content-based filters or header filters. Several firms offer comprehensive email protection and continuity solution that protects users from the current threats such as spear-phishing, malware, impersonation, and other targeted attacks.