Q: What is iFilter?
A: iFilter is a email filter that helps you to manage the
ever-increasing number of "junk" and offensive emails, as well as
emails with virus attachments. By filtering the emails before they
reach your computer, iFilter can help you locate the emails you want
to see, ignore those you'd prefer to avoid, and save the time that
it previously took to download the junk emails to your computer.
Users rank the top benefits of
iFilter as: reduction in volume of emails, filtering out of vulgar
or obscene emails, time savings gained from not having to download
unwanted emails, and additional protection from email-based viruses.
Q: What is the cost of iFilter?
A: iFilter once had a cost of $2.00/month if added to a customers email address HOWEVER we now includes this service at no charge for all Basic and Premium mailboxes.
Q: Will iFilter work with all of
my email addresses?
A: iFilter works only with "@iland.net" addresses.
Q: Will iFilter detect all
unwanted junk email (spam) and viruses?
A: No. However, in practice we've found that when properly
configured, iFilter routinely detects and filters 75-90% of incoming
spam, and 90%+ of incoming viruses.
Q: With iFilter, do I still need
to maintain my computer's anti-virus software?
A: Absolutely, you need to maintain your anti-virus software.
Remember: iFilter isn't designed to remove all junk email or
viruses. While it catches most email-based viruses and junk emails,
we can't guarantee that no virus will get through to your computer,
whether via email or other methods. Do not rely only on iFilter for
computer virus protection.
Q: What happens to emails that
iFilter detects as "problems"?
A: Typically, those
emails are separated into a spam mail folder that you can
view from I-Land's web-based email program. By logging into webmail.iland.net you can
review the spam in the spam folder to insure that
you did not want to receive them, and then either delete them or
move them to your regular inbox.
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