Its Not In The Mail…

By: Carl Formby

There used to be a time when many people looked forward to receiving communications in the post. There was something special about a letter coming through the door, especially if it was from a friend that you'd not heard from for a long time. However, in the days of e-mail we now seem to get far more communication that we care about, and most of this is from people and organizations that we do not know, and do not want to know in many cases.

A way to get around the constant assault of e-mail that comes into our inboxes nowadays is to fit a piece of e-mail filter software, which can go a long way to getting rid of communications from people that we don't know, communications which are commonly known as spam. There are now quite a few commercial packages on the market that can help in this respect, and if you are a heavy user of e-mail it is absolutely essential that you install one of these packages to get your e-mail under control.

However, one thing that many people do not so when they go to look for an e-mail control package is to try to find one that not only stops spam but which can also make a scan of the e-mail, and especially the attachments, for viruses or other types of malware. There are no so many viruses and malware on the internet that it is probably just a matter of time before one lands in your inbox, and if you just happen to open that e-mail you could end up downloading something that could have serious repercussions for your computer's hard disk.

So if you do go to look for a spam control package, the best advice is to make sure that you do find one that also scans any kind of e-mail attachments, since this can be one of the best security measures you can take. It's a good thing to get rid of spam, but it's also a great thing to make sure that you don't end up with a virus on your computer. Keep this in mind when you think of buying a spam control package and you will go a long way to getting something to keep your computer very safe.

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