Spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail or mail that annoy or inconvenience you. Their sheer volume alone can clog up your inbox. If you receive unsolicited advertisements from entities selling subscriptions, memberships, products, and services you haven't even heard of - much more, care about - then you've been spammed. Spam e-mail is junk mail. Back to top
Why do I get spam?
When you receive spam, this means you have become part of a spam list. Spammers build up a list of e-mail addresses to send their junk to. You don't have to be anybody special to them, as long as you're accessible to them - you ARE a potential customer or victim to whatever business, scheme or scam they are running. Thus, you get spam. Back to top
How did my e-mail address get on a spam list?
The Internet deals with information and if one is not careful, spammers can get wind of information on you, like your e-mail address. Once they have it, they can start inundating you with unwelcome mail.
Spammers have several ways of acquiring a person's e-mail address. Searching the net, scanning net discussion groups, guessing e-mail addresses - even buying entire mailing lists - are fine examples of this. It's also not uncommon for them to just go in and steal these lists too.
So be careful where you leave your e-mail address the next time. But if spammers still manage to guess your e-mail address or purchase a list that contains it, then you're definitely going to need Bigfoot Anti-Spam.
BIGFOOT Anti-Spam combines the latest in anti-spam technology in one software solution that promises to drastically reduce, if not completely eliminate, the vast amount of spam you get. This top of the line defense system makes spam a distant memory. Back to top
How does BIGFOOT Anti-Spam work?
The Bigfoot Anti-SPAM system automatically identifies incoming spam e-mail through a multi-level approach. The mail goes through the following stages: Whitelists and Blacklists-based Filtering, Content-based Filtering and Bayesian-based filtering. Mail that has been identified as spam is filed in the Bulk Mail folder of your WebMail . Caught spam can be checked though the Bigfoot WebMail interface to ensure that no legitimate mail is classified as spam. You can even instruct Bigfoot to automatically delete mail from your Bulk Mail folder after 12 to 72 hours so that your WebMail account doesn't fill up with spam. Bigfoot Anti-SPAM combines the latest in filtering technologies to identify and filter out incoming junk e-mail while, at the same time, being 99% false-positives-free thus allowing your legitimate mail through. Sure, spammers are smart and are always trying to find ways to get around anti-spam systems, but you don't have to worry when you're under our protection. This is because our system continuously learns and adapts itself to counter evolving spammers' tricks. So now you can afford to sit back and enjoy a spam-free e-mail experience. Back to top
What happens if the BIGFOOT Anti-Spam catches an e-mail I want to read?
When a valid e-mail is wrongfully categorized as SPAM and the Bigfoot Anti-SPAM acts on it, the system won't erase it right away but stores it along with genuine SPAM in your WebMail's Bulk Mail folder. You can view the message there or you can move it to your inbox. We also recommend that you forward the mis-categorized e-mail to email@example.com. Back to top
Will BIGFOOT Anti-Spam catch all spam?
It is impossible to be 100 per cent spam-free. However, the anti-spam solution utilized by Bigfoot Anti-Spam can catch up to 90 per cent of spam. Back to top
What happens if I still get spam?
Generally, spam is an e-mail that is unsolicited or one you consider to be junk. Most spam fall under the category of unwanted advertisements or solicitations, but the rest are hard to classify. What others may consider spam may not be spam to you. Spam in a way is also personalized.
The Bigfoot Anti-Spam however, is very effective against the unsolicited commercial kind.
Spam messages that get through to your inbox should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Only YOU can read your e-mail messages. The anti-spam software Bigfoot employs just evaluates e-mail automatically to determine whether it is spam or not. Back to top
How do I delete spam from my Bulk Mail Folder?
Simple. Just open your Bulk Mail Folder and check the box next to each message by clicking on it. Then hit the Delete button located at the bottom of the page. To delete all the spam messages on the list, click on the Select All button, and then hit Delete. Back to top
How do I read e-mail from my Bulk Mail Folder?
Just click on the subject of the particular message you want to read.
Explanation of each field:
From - This field contains the e-mail address of the person or entity that sent the message. This information is not reliable because spammers almost always put false information here to avoid being traced, a technique called spoofing.
Date - Reflects the exact date and time of the spam e-mail's capture.
Subject - The subject, topic or theme of the e-mail message.
Size - How large the e-mail message is. Expressed in bytes.