Tips on Spam: How to Make Your Filter More Effective

I love spam filters and the simple freedom of being able to browse my inbox without annoying "Lose belly fat in 2 days!" or "Miracle vitamin!" messages.

But sometimes, my spam filter captures important email messages that I need to see. I'm not alone in this.

With multiple sources reporting that more than 100 billion spam emails are sent worldwide every day, individuals and organizations alike are investing in robust spam-filtering solutions. Still, sometimes valid messages slip through the cracks. Why?

How spam filters work

First and foremost, spam-filtering solutions use mathematical algorithms to predict which emails you would want to read. Unfortunately, it is tough for an algorithm to figure out what you are thinking (even my wife doesn't know!). Read more here...