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DEFINITION: An event sink, sometimes called a listener, is a piece of coding that defines how a server or computer is to handle given events. Event sinks are often used in spam filters to trigger actions in response to the receipt of an e-mail message with defined characteristics or certain types of attachments. The destination of data handled by such a program is also sometimes called an event sink. An event  … 
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Attachment Spam - The Latest Trend
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

GFI Software

A Guide to Evaluating Email Security Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: E-mail threats evolve daily. Read this guide to learn the challenges of implementing an email security solution and administrative considerations to make when evaluating potential email security solutions.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SonicWALL

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2008
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a detailed overview of current Internet threat activity, malicious code, and known vulnerabilities. It also examines the latest trends in phishing and spam tactics and discusses how regional differences affect malicious activity globally.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Symantec Corporation

Not all Malware Detection is Created Equal
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet is now the number-one conduit for infecting users with malware. Sophos detects a new infected web page every few seconds. This white paper outlines the terms you need to know and the steps you should take to stay safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2009

Sophos, Inc.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will introduce you to a security solution that addresses advanced malware, data loss, and other issues from a single, manageable environment and can help limit your exposure to Internet threats. Read on and discover how this solution can offer you advanced e-mail virus and spam protection, comprehensive device control, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Intel Security

McAfee Total Protection for Secure Business
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: McAfee solutions cover all the critical elements of security medium businesses need: desktop and server protection, data protection, email and web security, and compliance. Total Protection for Secure Business provides comprehensive protection against the most lethal threats and exploits - in one package, from one trusted and proven vendor.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Insight

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET

Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The Symantec Report on Rogue Security Software is an in-depth analysis of rogue security software programs. Read this report to learn the specifics about security software scams.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2009

Symantec Corporation

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Intel Security

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Anti‐Spam Solution
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? With these ten critical questions as your guide, you can cut through the marketing hype and zero in on the key features and benefits that should guide your decision.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
 
 
SPAM FILTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  sink directs messages with certain characteristics away from the user's inbox. Such messages may be sent to a quarantine folder or be rejected outright. Each time a message is directed away from the inbox, the program may notify the sender and/or the intended recipient, depending on how the program is written.Among other things, you can use an event sink to specify that:Attachments will download to certain drives or foldersAttachments will be ignored or blockedMessages that would cause an excess of stored data will be rejectedMessages with suspicious characteristics will be quarantined or rejectedNetwork … 
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