The ZiaNet spam filter is a pretty good way to reduce the number of annoying junk emails you receive in your inbox.
How Can I Manage Junk Email?
Spam is the electronic equivalent of junk mail. It’s a general term that
refers to any unsolicited and unwanted email messages you receive. Spam has
become a problem on the Internet. Some people receive so much junk email that it
takes a long time to even find the important messages! What can you do about it?
You can put the Spam Assassin Spam Filter to work for you. We include this
feature free, on request, with most standard e-mail accounts.
How Does the Spam Filter Work?
Using complex algorithms, the spam filter scans email messages for key
phrases and characteristics that have been identified as “spam-like.” For each
phrase and characteristic recognized by the filter, point values are assigned.
After the entire message has been analyzed, the points are totaled into an
overall score. The score determines what happens to the message.
If a message addressed to you is flagged as spam, it is placed into a special
folder within your webmail. You can access the webmail, and your SPAM folder, at
Spam Filter Features
The Spam Filter has features that give you some control over how spam is
handled on your email account. To be most effective, it's better if you have
some understanding of how those features work.
How to Modify Your Spam Filter Settings
To control the Spam Filter, open a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox,
Safari, etc.) go to http://spamfilter.zianet.com and enter
your username and password at the login screen. Here you will find sensitivity
settings and a Whitelist managemanet area. The Whitelist is a list of email
addresses you always want to receive e-mail from. So you will want to add
your family, friends, and subscription email addresses to this list so they
always get through the filter.