How does it work?

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How eXpurgate (the service behind spamfence) protects your inbox
can be divided into three main steps:

  • The user's e-mail address is for example: user@providerxyz.de. In the future, all e-mails which are sent to this address will be forwarded from the mail server at provider xyz (user mailbox 1) to the user's eXpurgate account: user@Spamfence.net.
  • There, the e-mails are checked to see if they are spam and receive an additional mail header in the process, which reports the result of the examination and classifies the e-mails as, for example, clear, suspicious or definitely spam.
  • eXpurgate then sends the e-mails to the user's second e-mail address (e.g. user@providerabc.deThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or email2@providerxyz.de. The user can then access his messages from his second mailbox at provider abc or xyz (user mailbox 2).

By adding a mail header, this procedure offers you the option of defining a filter in your e-mail client (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Eudora etc.), which reacts to these headers and immediately moves all e-mails identified as spam into a special folder (e.g. a 'spam' folder) so that in future no spam e-mails will appear in your regular e-mail inbox.

In order to completely cleanse your account of spam and other unwanted e-mails, you have the option of setting up one or more additional e-mail addresses and ordering eXpurgate to forward your e-mails, irrespective of the type of e-mail (e.g. 'clear' or 'spam'), to different e-mail addresses.

Please also read our helpful hints for using eXpurgate procedure for private users and refer to our FAQs for private users.

Important note: Even though you will be accessing your e-mails from your new account in the future, please don't forget to enter your original e-mail address as the sender address for all e-mails you send. Alternatively, you could enter your new Spamfence.net address as the sender.

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