You will find an additional "X-purgate"-header pasted in each e-mail during the check procedure. Depending on the result of the check the header will carry amongst other things the following information:

identified as Spam:

X-purgate: This mail is identified as Spam
X-purgate: spam

E-mails sent in a way typical for newsletters, lists, chain letters and sometimes even for joke-mails or so-called "opt-in infomercials" (i.e. sent to many recipients):

X-purgate: This mail is sent in bulk
X-purgate: bulk

E-mails having partly suspect content typical for Spams, but which do not meet the 'sent in bulk'-criterion:

X-purgate: This mail is considered suspect
X-purgate: suspect

Important: The 'suspect' category is not equal to 'Spam' !
Private e-mails may also contain some 'suspect' content, so we suggest not to automatically delete e-mails marked like that !

"clear" e-mails will carry an additional header with the following information:

X-purgate: This mail is considered clean
X-purgate: clean

NEW: Additionally, bounce e-mails are tagged with the header:

X-purgate-type: clean.bounce

Furthermore Eleven will mark potentially malicious e-mails, which contain e.g. executable codes - codes which could start actions without the approval of the user by just displaying the e-mail in the preview window - with the following additional header information:

X-purgate: This mail contains potentially dangerous content
X-purgate: dangerous

Some types of potentially dangerous e-mails are marked with the following subcategories:

X-purgate: This mail contains potentially dangerous content
X-purgate: dangerous
X-purgate-type: dangerous.code
X-purgate: This mail uses potentially dangerous features
(IFRAME-Tag)
X-purgate: dangerous
X-purgate-type: dangerous.iframe
X-purgate: This mail contains potentially dangerous
attachment
X-purgate: dangerous
X-purgate-type: dangerous.attachment

The last mentioned category will be used to mark e-mails, which have an executable file attached. Please note, that we do not check attachments for viruses.

To check e-mails against viruses, you can optionally activate the "Virus Check". E-mails containing viruses are marked as:

X-purgate: This mail contains a virus
X-purgate: dangerous
X-purgate-type: dangerous.virus

There are two more categories: 'bulk.advertising' and 'bulk.porn'. The first one characterizes commercial e-mails which are - contrary to their appearances - no Spam, but which are usually not wanted.

'bulk.porn' characterizes all circular e-mails with pornographic content, which are no typical Spam as well (e.g. pornographic newsletter).

Both categories are subcategories of 'bulk'. But in the default setting we handle those e-mails as Spam. As a matter of course you can change the settings.

In the default setting the header information looks like this:

X-purgate: This mail is identified as Spam
X-purgate: Spam
X-purgate-type: bulk.advertising

respectively:

X-purgate: This mail is identified as Spam
X-purgate: Spam
X-purgate-type: bulk.porn

If you change the default settings the header information looks like this:

X-purgate: This mail is sent in bulk
X-purgate: bulk
X-purgate-type: bulk.advertising

respectively:

X-purgate: This mail is sent in bulk
X-purgate: bulk
X-purgate-type: bulk.porn

In addition to this empty or almost empty e-mails are marked with the following headers:

X-purgate: This mail is empty
X-purgate: clean
X-purgate-type: clean.empty
X-purgate: This mail is almost empty
X-purgate: clean
X-purgate-type: clean.almost-empty
X-purgate: This mail has an empty body
X-purgate: clean
X-purgate-type: clean.empty-body

clean.empty are e-mails containing no content at all, neither in the subject nor in the body. Because these e-mails are as unwanted as spam in the default setting we handle those e-mails as Spam.

In the default setting the header information for this category looks like this:

X-purgate: This mail is identified as Spam
X-purgate: Spam

X-purgate-type: clean.empty

The method mentioned above allows to define a filter for your e-mail client (eg. Microsoft Outlook, Eudora etc.) that will respond during the test stage to this additional header information and will move the identified e-mail in a special folder (e.g. SpamTest).

We provide Instructions for several e-mail clients on how to set up filtering have generated instructions, which will help you by setting up these filters.

Our configuration tool gives you the chance to add your own header for each category. By sending some e-mail types to different e-mail addresses you can relieve your mailbox completely from Spam and other undesirable e-mails.