EUGENE, OR (PRWEB) April 14, 2004
Spam is a growing problem and states are struggling to pass laws, but as most of us know most spam doesn’t come from any particular state, or country for that matter. The internet has no borders and most spammers use tactics that prevent them from being traced in the first place.
Many have toyed with the anti-spam software that utilizes public blacklists, whitelists and/or filters, and most walk away dismayed about how much email is lost due to false positives (mistaken for spam). Even some of the best software out there is time consuming to use. Many people have had the unfortunate experience of their website getting added to a public blacklist by mistake and had to deal with the time-consuming task of getting taken off these lists.
TNL Antispam will check your POP3 Email box and weed through your incoming mail messages. There are several processes that TNL antispam uses to eliminate spam from your inbox.
Below is an outline:
Step 1: Is this person a friend?
Incoming mail is checked against your list of friends. This list of friends contains full email addresses as well as partial wildcard matches. So for example, if you wanted mark every email address at tnlsoft.com as friends. You could simply add tnlsoft.com on your friends list.
If a mail message is from a friend it is left alone and it stays in your POP3 mailbox.
Step 2: Is this person banned?
Incoming mail is then checked through your list of banned addresses. This works exactly like your friend?s list except mail from a banned email address is automatically deleted from your mailbox.
Step 3: Does it meet the filters?
Incoming mail is then run through a set of filters, which you can easily modify. If it meets filter criteria the message will be automatically deleted, added to your friends list or added to your banned list.
Step 4: Attempt to find out if this is from a legitimate source.
If the sender of a message passed the filters, is not found on your friend?s list or your banned list the following process takes place.
The message in question is removed from your POP3 Box and placed in a ‘holding’ queue.
TNL Antispam will dispatch an email (called an authentication request) asking the sender to confirm that they are a real person. The senders only need to reply to the email to confirm themselves. The email itself contains unique identifiers which will be verified when the email comes back to TNL Antispam.
Once the sender replies to the authentication request. The message is removed from the ‘holding’ queue and placed back into your POP3 box.
This person is then added to your friends list.
If a person does not respond you can tell TNLAS to automatically delete the message after 10 days.
Messages in the holding queue are viewable through the program and you have the ability to manually approve or deny individual messages if you so choose.
TNL Antispam?s core does NOT use spam filter technology or public blacklists. While TNL Antispam offers the ability to create filters you can configure, the core of TNL Antispam is a Verify then Validate method giving you full control of the emails you receive, no guessing, no mistakes.
TNL Antispam is currently in its late beta stages and is available for a free download from http://www.tnlsoft.com/tnlas/
About TNL Total Solutions:
TNL Total Solutions (formerly TNL Systems) is a privately owned internet solutions provider with a wide range of products and services from custom web application development, windows application development, web hosting solutions and general web development. TNL Total Solutions is the developer of Perl Scripting Tool the popular Perl language development environment for the Windows platform and the top notch e-commerce suite, TechCart.
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