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Spam protection

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Special offers, advertising, newsletters – the flood of unsolicited email is ever-increasing. Is your inbox overflowing with vast amounts of unwanted electronic mail? The G DATA software will use a combination of the most up-to-date spam checking criteria to securely protect you from spam/junk mail, block spam senders effectively and prevent false detections.  This software module is available in the  DATA Internet Security and  G DATA  Total Security software versions.

  • Log: Spam : Here you are provided with a comprehensive overview of all emails categorized as spam by the G DATA software. You can use the  Update  button to retrieve the most up-to-date data version for the software and the  Delete  button to delete all previously marked entries. The email messages themselves, which are held in your email client, are not deleted of course. You can use the  Add to whitelist  button to add a highlighted email to the whitelist, thus generally excluding the relevant email address from further spam checks. You can use the  Add to blacklist  button to add a highlighted email to the blacklist, thus generally subjecting the relevant email address to extensive checks for spam elements.
  • Log: No spam : Here you are provided with a comprehensive overview of all emails not categorized as spam by the G DATA software. You can use the  Update  button to retrieve the most up-to-date data version for the software and the  Delete  button to delete all previously marked entries. The email messages themselves, which are held in your email client, are not deleted of course. You can use the  Add to whitelist  button to add a highlighted email to the whitelist, thus generally excluding the relevant email address from further spam checks. You can use the  Add to blacklist  button to add a highlighted email to the blacklist, thus generally subjecting the relevant email address to extensive checks for spam elements.
  • Edit whitelist : Certain sender addresses or domains can be explicitly excluded from suspected spam via the whitelist. Simply click on the  New  button and enter the email address (e.g. newsletter@infosite.com) or domain (e.g. infosite.com) that you want to exclude from suspected spam in the  Sender addresses/sender domains  field. The G DATA software will treat emails from that sender or sender domain as not spam. You can use the Import button to insert predefined lists of email addresses or domains into the whitelist. Each address or domain must be listed on a separate line. A plain txt file format is used for storing this list; you can create this list using Windows Notepad for example. You can also use the  Export  button to export whitelists as text files.
  • Edit blacklist : Certain sender addresses or domains can be explicitly flagged as suspected spam via the blacklist. Simply click on the  New  button and enter the email address (e.g. newsletter@megaspam.de.vu) or domain (e.g. megaspam.de.vu) that you want to include as suspected spam in the  Sender addresses/sender domains  field. The G DATA software will treat emails from that sender or sender domain as having a very high spam probability. You can use the  Import  button to insert predefined lists of email addresses or domains into the blacklist. Each address or domain must be listed on a separate line. A plain txt file format is used for storing this list; you can create this list using Windows Notepad for example. With the  Export  button you can export blacklists as text files.
  • Disable spam protection : If necessary you can disable spam protection on your computer here, e.g. if do not have an email client of any kind installed on your computer.
  • More settings : You can find more information on this in the section  Settings | AntiSpam | Spam filter .

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