Altospam is a high-performance solution for filtering spam, viruses, phishing and other scams, which also blocks the flow of advertising messages. Unlike spam, commercial e-mail is legal. It follows a request from the user, and can take the form of a newsletter, notification email or promotional offer.
Just like spam, this mass e-mailing clogs up the user’s inbox and represents a significant indirect cost for the organization: message storage, loss of time for the user… This nuisance is not comparable to spam, as the senders respect the conditions for e-mailing. But from the user’s point of view, it is perceived by some as spam, and therefore as a waste of time. That’s why Altospam had to offer its customers a solution to this problem.
A free option has been added to the administrator interface. Activating this option will enable the administrator to block the reception of advertisements for some or all of his users, in order to rid them of this type of e-mail they are inundated with. This filter works by deleting all commercial e-mails upstream, before they reach the user’s mailbox. Nevertheless, the system offers a certain degree of flexibility in its use, since the user can free certain messages of his or her choice and whitelist the senders.