Frequently asked questions about blocking newsletters
The following answers may help you understand how you can use AntiSpam to block newsletters.
Table: Newsletters FAQ
What is the difference between email spam and email newsletters?
Spam is defined as any unsolicited commercial email from unknown sources. The sender obtains the email address without the recipient's approval. Examples include phishing emails, advance-fee fraud scams (419s), and emails touting pharmaceuticals.
Newsletters are commercial emails. To receive a newsletter you need to subscribe to a mailing list. You may opt in unwittingly as part of a software installation, download registration, or membership registration. Examples of Web sites that opt users into email newsletters include Facebook, LinkedIn, and updates from company Web sites.
Why do I receive newsletters that I did not request?
You may have opted into an email newsletter without realizing it. A company may pass your details to third parties unless you actively select an option to stop it doing so. If you do not opt out, you indirectly authorize the sender.
How can I stop receiving emails from a third party ?
Click the unsubscribe link that is provided in the newsletter. Unsubscribing can be time consuming - especially if you have signed up to multiple third-party newsletters.
Be aware that some spam messages may use an "unsubscribe" link to harvest your email address when you click on it.
How can AntiSpam help me block newsletters?
AntiSpam can differentiate between spam and newsletters. You may want to eradicate all newsletters from your inbox. To help you block all newsletters, there is an option to block newsletters at global, domain or group level.
How do I block newsletters?
You configure newsletter detection in the portal. Go to Services > Email Services > Anti-Spam > Detection Settings. Activate the service at global level, domain level, or group level.
Can I still receive selected newsletters if I block newsletters?
Yes. You can add the sender of required newsletters to your approved senders list.
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