Spamfire.net Remote Filters and your Privacy
Spamfire includes a feature called Spamfire.net Remote Filters. This feature
sends small parts of some of your emails directly to the Spamfire.net servers
for filtering. At Matterform, we have great respect for your privacy. This page
explains how we use the information that Spamfire transmits to our servers.
- What messages can trigger Remote Filters. Not all messages
trigger the Spamfire.net Remote Filter feature. The Remote Filters are only
used when Spamfire needs additional assistance in identifying spam.
- Messages from friends on your Spamfire Senders list never trigger Remote
- Messages from known spammers on your Spamfire Senders list never trigger
- Messages that get identified as spam by the Bayesian filters or Rule filters
that you create never trigger Remote Filters.
- What information gets transmitted. When a message requires
Remote Filters, Spamfire does not transmit the entire message to Spamfire.net.
Spamfire extracts only the URLs that appear in the body of the message and
then transmits the domain names (not the full URLs) to Spamfire.net. Neither
the body text, the sender name, the subject nor any other portion of the message
is ever transmitted.
- What information gets stored on our servers. Our server
maintains an aggregate log of all the domain names that have been transmitted
to us. The log contains only a list of domain names and the number of times
they have been looked up. We do not store any link between a domain name and
your email address or IP address or any unique identifier. If a domain name
is transmitted to us that is already on our whitelist of known non-spam sites
(such as yahoo.com or msn.com), the domain is not logged in any way.
- How we use the information. We store this information only
to assist with our spam analysis methods. It is not used in any kind of marketing
effort and is not shared with any third parties.
You can also view our privacy
policy for more information.