Spam prevention
Ambassador
3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't trust it completely as it has filtered out many of the emails I wanted.

Dec 29, 2017 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
822,128
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You can also report spam here: https://www.spamcop.net/

Dec 29, 2017 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,210,414
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most email providers have an email gateway spam filter, like a Barracuda product.  GoDaddy and Google are two that come to mind.  Also a good IT department will have one in place as well for your brokerage.  Some even use cloud based products now instead of physical hardware on their network (I prefer the physical hardware route myself, but I'm old school).

 

The best ones use what's called a "Bayessian Spam Filter" which is an algorythm that learns and evolves to determine with a high level of accuracy what is spam and what isn't.  Of course, these require rather extensive training by the end user.  Mozilla's Thunderbird email program has this built into it.  One of the more common filters out there is the "Apache Spam Assassain" which runs on Linux based platforms and is very popular with email admins.  I run it on my email server along with some other tools.

Dec 29, 2017 02:34 PM
Ambassador
1,610,817
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use Unroll.me, a free service that blocks and unsubscribes for me.

Dec 29, 2017 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,566
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I had no idea, thanks for sharing.

Dec 29, 2017 02:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,262,134
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Dec 29, 2017 04:33 PM
Ambassador
3,912,744
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some other good ideas here that I should consider.

Dec 29, 2017 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,762,979
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

My VPS has that set up and I still get a lot of spam-o-rama.  I need to look into something more robust. 

Dec 29, 2017 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,164,871
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yep, and still get a lot more than I want or desire!

Dec 29, 2017 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,940,275
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Some times i wonder if my spam filter is getting paid to put spam in my inbox, not keep it it out

Dec 29, 2017 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,023,742
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes Richie Alan Naggar 

Dec 30, 2017 09:35 AM
Ambassador
2,344,089
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I still weed through the spam every few days, before deleting it forever.  Every once in a while something important gets labeled as spam.

Dec 29, 2017 07:02 PM
Ambassador
3,183,126
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes and then they change their names, Richie! Same emails, different email addresses!

Dec 29, 2017 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,019,387
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like others, some WANTED mail was sent to spam folder.

Jan 01, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainer
117,956
Anthony Kirlew
Keller Williams Legacy One Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I don't trust server level filters because of the percentage of good emails that they wil flag as spam. Years ago, faulty email cost me a huge deal with an impatient VP. I will never go cheap on email.

Dec 30, 2017 07:39 PM
Ambassador
2,848,910
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I used to use my server, but then I found out it had filtered out some potential clients because of terms they had used in their subject line so now I just delete the spam.

Dec 30, 2017 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Be careful, as you can also lose some important messages.

Dec 30, 2017 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,727
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar Verizon has ported their email service over to AOL. AOL does filter it, but I have seen good emails being deleted. It get rid of the obvious spam.

Dec 30, 2017 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,971,536
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What I found was they were stopping emails I wanted and sending me total spam. I prefer to make my own decisions on what is or isn't spam. It's a few more minutes out of my day but at least I don't miss critical mail.

Dec 30, 2017 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Dec 30, 2017 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Dec 30, 2017 04:44 AM
Ambassador
4,298,221
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - Did not know that - will check.

Dec 29, 2017 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
910,617
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like to John Wick my spammers.

Dec 29, 2017 06:56 PM
Ambassador
4,053,042
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Google does a good job of filtering out most of it.

Dec 29, 2017 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Mine stops 90% of it.

Dec 29, 2017 05:43 PM