Bozo filter

What is Bozo Filter?
A bozo filter is a software program that enables the user to block certain unwanted electronic messages or emails from certain unwanted visitors to websites. A large number of community posts or news stories can also be filtered out by Bozo filters. These filters are mainly used for incoming email. Electronic bulletin boards also have uses for bozo filters to weed out or block out unworthy public opinion or abusive contributors.

Aside from blocking unwanted email sent by an annoying person, the Bozo filters can also block spam - some of which can harm computer systems. A list of blocked addresses is known as a Bozo list or a kill file; the kill file can be used in programs such as Usenet.

Bozo filters are also an effective business email management tool as they can weed out large numbers of outrageous messages, making them a time-saving measure. Internet user groups often use Bozo filters to facilitate communication with their value-adding contributors. The Bozo filter moves e-mails that are classified as unwanted by the user to the e-mail trash. Bozo filters can be configured to filter emails with specific phrases or individual names. However, care must be taken to ensure that legitimate and useful emails are not sent to the trash folder / directory and then deleted.

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