Emails having become the most trusted and important modes of communication, people largely depend on these for all forms of communication and documentation. While the good thing about emails is that they can be used to exchange all kinds of important emails, they are also used to spam. Spammers use the email service to send all kinds of junk emails to users and managing them becomes quite an issue.

Even with people using Email filtering & forwarding, spam messages can create a havoc with the complete system and need to be carefully tackled to ensure the proper functioning of the forwarding and filtering service.

What are the basic features if Email filtering:

  • Most email servers give the facility of email forwarding.
  • What users need to do is to go to the settings tab, select the filters button from there and in the To and From box add all the specifications to filter the emails and put them in designated folders.
  • In order to ensure that most of the spam messages are filtered out and sent to the spam or trash folder, users should try to keep the identifiers very specific and put words like buzz, offer etc as the identifying keywords.

Spam messages can be a real trouble for the mail forwarding process as most servers are designed in such a manner that they would either reject such mails or direct them to the spam folder.

Now if mail forwarding is activated from an users one account to another with the ‘Catch All’ option selected, it would also forward the spam messages. Now the receiving email server will reject such emails and the sending server will again try to resend it. In this manner not only do mails queue up in the sender’s server but can also put unnecessary load on the same.

Therefore, users should always take the help of professionals when setting up Email filtering & forwarding services on their accounts.

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