One of the most frustrating problems we encounter on our e-mail accounts is the dreaded spam, as filtering programs are not entirely successful, but Gmail improves on taking out the trash. A new update posted on its blog reports of a new artificial neural network which will help users more easily stop unwanted e-mails from crowding their inbox.
According to sources, Gmail has taken an example from engines such as Google Search or Google Now to improve on their spam filtering algorithm, essentially borrowing the same intelligent process from other branches of the same tree.
The matter of spam is an unavoidable issue for e-mail users, but it’s the unfortunate cost of conducting business or communicating online, along with a few required registers on preferred websites. However, Google is making efforts on improving the every-day experience and keeping inboxes as spam-free as possible.
Along with several updates to the junk-mail filtering system, they introduced the Gmail Postmaster Tool, a new feature aiming to set a few things straight when it comes to professional uses of e-mail. It will be available for only large companies who need to send out mass e-mails to multiple persons at the same time.
In the past, that has been one of the most obvious marks of a spam. In fact, several other services used to deem bulk messages as junk mail if it was sent to a certain number of accounts, and limits were imposed. However, technology has advanced and internet programming could be one of the fastest to develop.
Through the newly released Gmail Postmaster Tool, users can go through a few process to verify themselves as genuine users.
Alongside the new feature, updates have been made to be basic Gmail accounts to better improve their spam filters to a claimed accuracy of 99%. The update is now able to better analyze the incoming e-mails and detect unwanted spam that would’ve normally made its home in your inbox.
It has also developed a better screening system for unrequested drug adds or phishing scams from impersonators that will rid us of pyramid schemes, Nigerian princes and questionable dating sites.
What is the high-point, however, is an improvement on handling adds or news from other websites or communities. Gmail understands that what may be spam for one user, does not have to qualify as junk mail for another, so it has improved on tracking down preferences.
A more important matter than receiving e-mails you don’t want in your inbox is getting mail you do want in your spam folder. Customization is key and Google is constantly working on improving our e-mail experience that one day it may be hopefully reduced to no spam whatsoever.
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