Junk E-mail Filter Not Working
Know about junk e-mail and junk e-mail filter.
Junk e-mail is also known as e-mails spam or unsolicited bulk e-mails (UBE). Junk e-mail is a spam mail which is actually a single e-mail message sent to a group of unknown recipients. Junk e-mails usually contains malwares or viruses which infect the system very badly. Junk mail Filters are used to protect the system from junk e-mails or spam. Junk e-mail filter has a special folder to which it moves all the junk e-mails. It can move all the suspicious mails to these folders. In certain situations, the junk e-mail filters of e-mail programs may not work properly. Most of the problems with junk e-mail filters occur due to the lack of proper updates. Update your e-mail program with latest features to prevent the problem with its functioning. If your system contains multiple antispam filters or if the e-mail client includes additional anti-spam add-on, then it can cause conflicts with junk e-mail filters.
The possible reasons due to which junk e-mail filter may not work properly and methods to fix the problem are given below:
- Lack of updating
- Multiple anti-spam filters
- Methods to resolve the issues
Lack of updating
Sometimes the junk e-mail filter of your e-mail program may not work properly. It can remove the addresses from the safe list and move the safe mails to the Junk folder. Also it may remove the addresses on the block list and add them to the safe list. The main reason for this is due to the incorrect updates of your e-mail programs. If your e-mail program is an outdated version or does not have proper updates, then it may result in junk e-mail not working issue.
Multiple anti-spam filters
If you are using two antispam filters or antispam add-on, then it may block the correct functioning of junk e-mail filters. The presence of firewall or antivirus can also cause problems with junk e-mail filters. If you add your own address to the safe reception list, then all the mails sent to that address will then be marked as not junk. You can remove your address from the safe recipient list of the e-mail programs so that e-mail junk filter can work properly.
Methods to resolve the issues
One of the major reasons for improper working of junk e-mail filter is due to the lack of updating. You have to update your e-mail program with the latest and advanced features. Make sure that your e-mail address is not added in the safe recipient list otherwise it can affect the working of junk e-mail filter. Also it is highly recommended to use only one anti spam filter. Otherwise you may disable the anti-spam add-on to enable the functioning junk e-mail filters.
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