Rules

In the context of Antispam solutions and email clients, rules are tools for manipulating email functions. They consist of two logical parts:

1.Condition (e.g., an incoming message from a certain address)

2.Action (e.g., deletion of the message, moving it to a specified folder)

The number and combination of rules varies with the Antispam solution. These rules serve as measures against spam (unsolicited email). Typical examples:

1. Condition: An incoming email message contains some of the words typically seen in spam messages
2. Action: Delete the message

1. Condition: An incoming email message contains an attachment with an .exe extension
2. Action: Delete the attachment and deliver the message to the mailbox

1. Condition: An incoming email message arrives from your employer
2. Action: Move the message to the “Work” folder

We recommend that you use a combination of rules in Antispam programs in order to facilitate administration and to more effectively filter spam.