Spam Filters

Spam filtering programs often use a combination of different types of spam filters. The three most common types are basic, challenge/response, and statistical.

  • Basic filters use a list of terms associated with know spam email messages.
  • Challenge/response filters send every message back to the sender who must verify that the sent message is not spam.
  • Statistical filters create and maintain a statistical profile of know spam messages.

To learn more about how each of these filters work, click the link below and view the animation.

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