What is spam on the web?

Spam is originally the brand name of an American manufacturer of “Spiced Pork And Ham”. After the word spam thwarted every conversation in a sketch by the British comedy group “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, the term became synonymous worldwide with unsolicited e-mails.

Meanwhile around 90% of all e-mails sent consist of spam. Advertising e-mails make up the bulk of unsolicited electronic mail. Spam also includes the notorious phishing e-mails, which disguise the user as serious and elicit sensitive data such as account numbers, passwords or PIN and TAN numbers. Malware mails endanger your own operating system. This type of spam brings hidden viruses, trojans and worms and infects the whole system. Once embedded in your own computer, these malicious programs often send themselves to all entries in the address book. Spam mails are not only annoying and can damage the performance of the computer. They also cause a great deal of economic damage. The unnecessary e-mails cost a lot of working time, since every employee has to laboriously clean up their mailbox every day. Electronic mail takes up storage space and blocks important capacity for data transfer.


In order to protect yourself from unsolicited electronic mail, good spam protection is essential. A constantly updated spam filter reliably sorts out unwanted advertising emails and collects them in a separate folder. If an e-mail is accidentally blocked in the spam folder, it can simply be moved to the normal inbox and is not lost. This allows the user to concentrate on the essentials and saves time and nerves. A firewall and a good virus protection program complete the protection perfectly. Our high-performance e-mail hosting packages also have integrated spam protection as standard.</ p>

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