Spam Hound automatically
builds and maintains whitelists.
Whitelists are lists of people
or subject lines of an email that indicate the email is pre-approved.
Because most people communicate
with a number of different people on a regular basis, an important part
of a spam filter is allowing you to indicate that certain senders are
pre-approved and others you never want to hear from.
When installed Spam Hound automatically
scans your address books as well as your "sent items" folder
and extracts the addresses of people you have corresponded with in the
past. These people are whitelisted.
In addition to this, every time you send an email Spam Hound will automatically
white list both the person you sent the email to as well as the subject
line and other information about the email.
As a result you are assured that Spam Hound will not block any response
to your email no matter how spammy the response may look.
This means that the longer you use Spam Hound, the better it gets at detecting
In addition to whitelists Top
Dog also keeps a list of people who's email you want to block.
If any spam makes it through Spam Hound with a single click you can categorize
the email as spam.
Categorizing an email as spam adds the sender to your personal blacklist
and trains Spam Hound's Neural Network to detect similar spam in the future
even if sent using a different address.
You can always view and edit
your whitelists within Spam Hound.
How it Works
- Upon install, Spam Hound scans
your "sent items" folder and extracts the email addresses
of the people you have sent mail to.
- While running Spam Hound regularly
scans your address book and automatically whitelists the people in it.
- Every time you send an email
to someone Spam Hound automatically whitelists their address.
- Every time you receive an
email from a whitelisted person Spam Hound automatically whitelists the
- Every time you send an email
Spam Hound automatically whitelists the subject line. This way if a different
person replies to your email the reply will still get through.
- Spam Hound automatically whitelists
any email that is in reply to or refers to an email you have sent.
- Whenever you categorize
an email as personal the sender is automatically whitelisted.
- If you receive an email
via a mailing list that is whitelisted the sender of the email is automatically
Blacklists are lists of people
or other features of an email that indicate the email is unwanted (i.e.
Always considered spam).
Spam Hound also automatically maintains a blacklist of people who's email
you always want to reject.
Whenever you categorize an email as spam the sender is automatically added
to your blacklist.
After that, anytime that sender tries to send you an email it is automatically
flagged as spam.
When you blacklist or whitelist
a sender that previously belonged to a different list Spam Hound automatically
removes the entry from the previous list.
For example, if you had accidentally whitelisted a sender and you then
categorize an email from them as spam.
Spam Hound will remove the sender from your whitelist and add it to your