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
•1. Condition: An incoming email message contains an attachment with an .exe extension
•1. Condition: An incoming email message arrives from your employer
We recommend that you use a combination of rules in Antispam programs in order to facilitate administration and to more effectively filter spam.