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Here you can define how the spam filter should process email messages that may contain spam. You can use the spam probability value calculated for the affected email by the G Data software to define three different levels of filtering.

How those email messages in which the G Data software finds individual spam elements are handled is defined under Suspected spam. Such messages may not generally be spam, but can also be newsletters or part of a mass mailing that is of interest to the recipient in rare cases. In such cases, it is recommended that you inform the recipient that the email is suspected spam.

High probability of spam covers email that contains many spam characteristics and is rarely of real interest to the recipient.

Very high probability of spam covers email that meets all the spam criteria. Such emails are rarely wanted, and rejecting email with these characteristics is recommended in most cases.

Each of these three graduated reactions can be customised. Simply click on the Change button and define the reaction that the G Data software should use. The Reject email option allows you to specify that the email messages do not reach your mailbox. With Add spam warning to email subject and text you can identify and highlight email messages that have been identified as spam to enable these to be filtered more easily. If you use Microsoft Outlook (caution: not to be confused with Outlook Express or Windows Mail), you also have the option of moving email containing suspected spam to a fully customisable folder in your mailbox (Move email to folder). You can create this folder directly via the G Data software by defining the corresponding folder under Folder name.

Even if you do not use Outlook, email messages that have been identified as spam can be moved to a different folder. Just add an alert in the subject line of the message (for instance "[Spam]") and define a rule in your email program to move email with this text in the subject line to a different folder.