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Here you can define how the spam filter should process email messages that may contain spam. You can use the spam probability value calculated for the affected email by the G DATA software to define three different levels of filtering.

  • Suspected spam: Here you can define how those email messages in which the G DATA software finds individual spam elements are handled. Such messages may not generally be spam, but can also be newsletters or part of a mass mailing that is of interest to the recipient in rare cases. In such cases, it is recommended that you inform the recipient that the email is suspected spam.
  • High spam probability: This covers emails that contain many spam characteristics and are rarely of interest to the recipient.
  • Very high spam probability: These are emails that meet all the criteria of spam. Such emails are rarely wanted, and rejecting email with these characteristics is recommended in most cases.

Each of these three graduated reactions can be customized. Simply click on the CHANGE button and define the response that the G DATA software should use. The Reject mail option allows you to specify that the email messages do not reach your mailbox. And with Insert spam warning in mail subject and mail text you can call attention to email messages that have been identified as spam to enable these to be filtered more easily. If you use Microsoft Outlook (caution: not to be confused with Outlook Express or Windows Mail), you also have the option of moving emails containing suspected spam to a fully customizable folder in your mailbox (Move mail to folder). You can create this folder directly via the G DATA software by defining the corresponding folder under Folder name.

Note: Even if you do not use Outlook, email messages that have been identified as spam can be moved to a different folder. Just add an alert in the subject line of the message (for instance "[Spam]") and define a rule in your email program to move emails with this text in the subject line to a different folder.
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