sophisticated scoring system to decide if
an email should be considered junk.
Do you ever get tired of those emails
Smargasy SpamWall is a service which uses a sophisticated scoring system to decide if an email should be considered junk. SpamWall will give every in-coming and out-going email a score. Based on this score, Smargasy SpamWall assigns the email to one of the following three categories:
- Possible Junk
Besides Junk, Good, and Possible Junk, Smargasy SpamWall includes an Antivirus which takes place on the server level. This means that when a suspect email is quarantined, it is done so on the server (SpamWall) thus ensuring that the criminals do not get access to your network or your computer systems. Smargasy SpamWall utilizes a unique scoring system in order to label your incoming emails.
These different rules can make the score go towards the positive direction or in the negative direction. The final score decides which category the email will be assigned to. There are two different sets of rules that SpamWall uses in its scoring criteria these are:
- User defined rules
- Self-learning rules
Many of the spam filtering solutions currently on the market will block messages without giving you a reason as to why it was selected as junk. Smargasy SpamWall, however will give you a detailed description as to why a particular email is considered junk. This description is very useful for administrators who want to fine tune the user-defined filtering rules.
Administrators can either black list or white list an IP address in Smargasy SpamWall. A black listed IP address is assigned a positive score, whereas a white list IP address is assigned a negative score.
Content filters -
Finger print analysis
Smargasy SpamWall creates a finger print of every email. This finger print is compared with future messages to determine if it is part of a bulk-mail campaign.
Embedded images in emails are analyzed for patterns or irregularities.
Body and Header
Smargasy SpamWall utilizes a two-pass approach to analyze the body of every message. It then compares it with a known list of keywords containing a score. Rules can be specified for the following sections:
Custom filters are the most powerful and effective filters used in Smargasy SpamWall to detect junk messages. Often spammers use several tricks to avoid being filtered. These custom filters are specifically designed to detect such tricks. We believe that these custom filters are so effective that just leaving these filters on you will be able eliminate up to 90% of all junk messages.
As previously stated this takes place on the server level thus protecting your investments. There are two types of virus detection in Smargasy SpamWall