Avoid Unwanted Emails on Verizon Mail
Almost everyone you know uses email. Whether it is for business or personal use, email has become a standard form of communication. Young children are now taught at an early age to access and utilize email communications, and even the most stubborn of the elderly who have avoided this "newfangled" technology are using email to stay in touch and share pictures with loved ones. With so many email users worldwide, it is no wonder that email has become a prime center for advertisers to use as a marketing tool.
It is estimated as of January 2010, about 183 billion unwanted junk and spam emails are sent every day. These unwanted emails comprise about 97% of all total emails delivered in a day. With so much junk sent back and forth via email, it is no wonder that email users want to block and filter unwanted email.
How Verizon Protects Against Unwanted Email
Verizon provides webmail service to its paid telecommunications customers. However, while Verizon focuses on its main core of services, it relies on Yahoo! to provide the email service to its customers. That is why Verizon Yahoo! Mail is one of the strongest protectors against unwanted email.
Verizon Yahoo! Mail automatically scans all incoming messages for viruses and suspected spam. Most of the spam that is received by Verizon Yahoo! Mail servers are stopped before it ever enters a user's inbox. Attachments are scanned for viruses and cleaned before they reach inboxes as well.
What is Spamguard?
Verizon Yahoo! Mail gives its users the tools to protect themselves against unwanted emails. Spamgard is a tool that gives a user to ability to filter, throw away, and report spam messages. Users access Spamgard by clicking the Options link, then "More Options," and then clicking "Spam" on the left navigation menu. Users can have Verizon Yahoo! Mail automatically send suspected spam messages to the spam folder where they can be reviewed. The spam folder can be cleared and deleted immediately, weekly, bi-weekly, or once a month.
Users also have the ability to initially block all images in an email message. An image may send a spammer certain information about a recipient, and by blocking images, that information never gets sent. Users can easily turn on images for trusted email senders when a specific email is opened.
Users can also set blocks for any message that is not sent by a current contact or by specific senders in a blocked list.