It is possible for this email filter to classify some valid email as
Atlantic Internet Technologies, is not responsible for any
email lost as a result of using this mail filter. Anyone using this junk mail filter
does so at their own risk. Click Here for more information.
We provide three levels of mail filtering, which provide protection against email borne viruses
and junk mail (Spam). They are:
- Virus filtering
- Content-based Spam filtering
- Confirmed Sender filtering
Our virus filter is really a first-line defense against viruses that are carried
within email attachments. It is not a filter in the same sense as Norton or McAfee
antivirus software. It does not remove viruses from attachments. What it does is check
the filename type of all attachments, and if that file can possibly be run as a program
in the Microsoft windows environment, it will change the name of the attachment by
appending ".txt" to the name of the attachment. If you do happen to click on the
attachment, windows will open it harmlessly in notepad, rather than run the program.
Content-based Spam Filtering
Our content based mail filter checks incoming email for phrases, and other
characteristics which are common in junk email. In current use it is between 85 and
95% effective in trapping spam. Trapped spam is stored in area on our server called
the SpamBox. Each user has their own SpamBox folder.
Email is kept in your SpamBox for a period of up to 15 days, and then automatically deleted.
Each night, at midnight the filtering system will send you an email that lists the email
messages received during that day, that still remain in your SpamBox folder.
You can use the SpamBox Manager to view a list of the messages caught by the filter.
from that list, you can opt to have an email delivered to you, add the sender to your
"allow" list, or delete one or more of messages in the list
It is important to check your SpamBox frequently, especially during the first
week or so of filtering.
Confirmed Sender filtering
The Confirmed sender email filter processes those emails that get past the
content-based filter. It compares the email address of the sender against your "allow"
list of known senders. If the sender's email address is not in your allow list, the
filter holds their message, and sends them an email request asking them to verify
their identity by replying to the request.
If they reply, their original email is delivered to you, and they're added to your
allow list. If not, the email is discarded after 72 hours.
Since most spammers use totally fraudulent return addresses, they almost never
receive the verification request, and therefore, virtually all of the spam is rejected.
When you click on either of the links below, you
will be prompted for your username and password. Use the username and
password for the account you want to process. Usernames
and passwords are case sensitive. If you have already authenticated, that authentication
will be used.