Rules

In the context of Antispam solutions and email clients, rules help to manipulate email functions. They consist of two logical parts:

1.Condition (e.g., an incoming message from a certain address or with a certain email subject)

2.Action (e.g., a removal of the message or a transfer 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

 

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