Spam (stylised SPAM) is a brand of canned cooked meat made by Hormel Foods Corporation. It was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity worldwide after its use during World War II. By 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries on six continents and trademarked in over 100 countries (not including the Middle East and North Africa).
According to its label, Spam's basic ingredients are pork, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative. Natural gelatin is formed during cooking in its tins on the production line. Many have raised concerns over Spam's nutritional attributes, in large part due to its high content of fat, sodium, and preservatives.
By the early 1970s the name "Spam" became a genericised trademark, used to describe any canned meat product containing pork, such as pork luncheon meat. With expansion in communications technology, it became the subject of urban legends about mystery meat and other appearances in pop culture. Most notable was a Monty Python sketch which led to its name being borrowed for unsolicited electronic messages, especially spam email.
Spam email is electronic junk mail or more generally, any unsolicited commercial email that nobody wants or ever asks for.
Spam can't be eliminated entirely, but it's certainly possible to reduce its flow to a trickle. Unfortunately, stopping unsolicited emails from piling up in your inbox is not a one-click solution—it's a balance between prevention techniques and email filters.
As of the most recently reported period, spam messages accounted for 53.5% of e-mail traffic worldwide. In the second quarter of 2018, China accounted for the majority of unsolicited spam e-mails with 14.36% of global spam volume. The most common types of spam e-mail were healthcare and dating spam.
Here is a statistical report for ExelWebs.com emails received for the period 24-12-2018 – 31-12-2-18 (one week).
This is slightly higher than the global average, but then it is over the Christmas period when loads of people would be online shopping for cheap Boxing Day discounts.
Do not give your email address to anyone or any website!
Obviously, that is not possible. The whole idea behind having an email address is to stay in contact and uniquely identify you on various website. After all, your email address is unique to you. Only give your email address to people you know, and avoid posting it on public websites, chat rooms, forums, etc.
The next step toward eliminating spam is to set up a spam filter. That way you can significantly decrease the chances of ever getting spam in the first place. If you have already experienced a spam attack, don’t worry, you can set up a spam filter at any time and it will start working as soon as it is installed. For spam filters, Exelwebs have the following options available:
Is a highly respected open source email security system design for Linux-based email gateways. It is used at over 30,000 sites around the world, protecting top government departments, commercial corporations and educational institutions. This technology has fast become the standard email solution at many ISP sites for virus protection and spam filtering.
The problem with MailScanner is that it needs to be updated periodically, the “level” of scanning is determined by the ISP server wide, Exelwebs in this case and all quarantined emails needs the be “released” by the ExelWebs support with some basic control offered to the end user on a “per domain” basis.
You can view the FAQ on MailScanner by Exelwebs here: https://www.exelwebs.com/articlecategory-13-mailscanner-faq
This is more of a “set it up and leave it” solution. This is a more advanced filtering program that will eliminate 99.98% of all unsolicited bulk email. SpamExperts works at the domain level, but you can also set up rules for individual email addresses. Protection is offered for incoming and outgoing spam and viruses as well as email archiving.
SpamExperts is an international cloud, core security vendor, providing inbound and outbound cloud filtering to a global clientele. Head offices are based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands with additional offices in Bucharest Romania.
Unlike MailScanner, SpamExperts is not free. Its modular design allows you to purchase exactly what you need when you need it,
How does it work?
Email is routed through SpamExperts intelligent self-learning servers that will detect and block spam before it ever reaches you.
Can I recover messages that get blocked?
Yes, a comprehensive control panel with log-search, quarantine, and many other tools allows you to check the status of any email which passed through the system.
What is Email Archiving?
Email is so important nowadays, with archiving email is securely stored, giving you extra confidence and peace of mind.
How accurate is the filtering?
Thanks to processing millions of emails every day, our email filters have an industry-leading rate with close to 100% accuracy.
How long does it take to set up?
Setup is fast, automated and it will be up and running protecting your email in minutes.
How many emails can I store?
Email Archiving includes 10GB of compressed email storage by default. If you need more storage, additional 10GB licenses can be added.
When using SpamExperts, your incoming mail will be scanned before the email even reach your server or hosting account. This also means that, if you have incoming mail protection, and your server is down or unavailable for some reason your incoming email will be kept in a queue to be delivered when your mail server becomes available again.
While in the queue, you can access and respond to an email by logging into your SpamExperts dashboard.
For more detailed information, please read the SpamExperts knowledgebase
Yes, you can. Simply visit ExelWebs.com SpamExperts order page and place an order for what you need. As soon as your payment is verified, SpamExperts will be configured and available within minutes.
While both spam filters are effective, we recommend only using one. If your spam filtering needs are greater and you need more advanced filtering, SpamExperts is best, but if you are simply looking to protect against basic spam, MailScanner is the better choice.