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Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems & Computing and Audit, Compliance & Privacy.

Spam Filtering

Unsolicited commercial e-mail, commonly referred to as “spam,” has risen exponentially in recent years and now accounts for 40-65% of all email traffic.  Spam is a problem for anyone with an email account.

Spam messages can be quite annoying or offensive.  They can include attachments and URLs that, if clicked on, can install viruses or worms on your computer.  Also, spam uses up your email quota and the amount of spam may overwhelm legitimate email, making legitimate email harder to locate.

At Penn, each School mail server offers a spam filter but these filters differ in how they are used, managed, and configured.  For information and links to School and other Penn spam filtering sites, see www.upenn.edu/computing/security/footprints/index.html#spamfiltering.

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 30, April 18, 2006

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