Unwanted and unsolicited email is on average 78% of all email sent. To reduce the amount of "spam" coming into our inboxes, filters have been put in place on MIT's email system.
Most malware attacks occur through a combination of spam and compromised web pages. Interacting with spam can put your personal information at risk as well as download a virus to your machine that may spread to other computers on the network.
Benefits and key features
- Spam Quarantine: Catches most spam and deletes it after two weeks; false positives can be "released" from quarantine by the user.
- A summary of mail identified as spam is sent to your inbox every day.
- "Bad/Good Senders" lists: Prevents spammers by adding their email address or domain to a list while also ensuring that valid email always get through.
- Specify your preferred language.