Protecting Your Email Account from Faxed Spam
Anyone who has registered for any form of email account will have experienced spam emails or unwanted correspondence. This is also an issue should you register for an online faxing service. Your account will be vulnerable to junk faxes, which will use up your monthly allowance. Luckily most packages will provide you with the potential to implement various tools to hopefully fend off unwanted material. The following is a summary of some of these methods:
Many online faxing service providers offer a filtering service which will enable you to filter any junk faxes you receive to a folder, keeping them away from your working folder, and allowing you to work unhindered. This will enable you to organise your faxes more efficiently and work in a more productive fashion.
Block utilities is a function offered by some service providers where they automatically block some fax numbers for you. This is a fairly straightforward process that simply involves entering fax phone numbers that you wish to block into a blocking utility. The problem related to this is that many spam faxers go to great lengths to continually establish new numbers. Thus, this process needs to be continually updated.
The third method of dealing with spam faxes is to simply enter the numbers of fax machines that you wish to accept transmission from, and block all others. Not all service providers offer this facility, so it is of course paramount to find one that does. Once set up, this service requires diligence on behalf of your business, as if you don’t enter the fax numbers of businesses that you wish to receive from, then they will automatically be blocked.