I’ll keep this short.
There is NO current solution for spam emails that works. None at all. Zippo. Zilch. Nada.
Here’s the thing: while all these programs, and even the expensive network appliances tell you they are SO effective on spam, they are not. Oh, they boast effectiveness percentage ranges in the high 90s. So that means what?
I’ll tell you what it means. It means that if even 1/2 of one percent of good emails are marked as spam (and summarily dumps them into your spam folder), YOU STILL HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE EMAIL to see what’s legitimate and what’s not. And that’s with a 99.5% effectiveness!!! (And if it deletes the email instead, you’ll never even know – THAT is bad news.)
Since the idea behind spam filters is to filter the good from the bad, if they miss even one, they are 100% useless and ineffective in my book.
One thing is for sure – the person who finds a way to build a truly 100% effective spam filter that people can afford and that’s easy to use – well, they’ll be the next Bill Gates.
100% or Nothing! Thanks for reading. Whew!