All Help topics

Tutorial: Using Spamfire

Setting Up Spamfire

The Mail Window

How Spam Scores work

Improving Accuracy

How to Fight Back

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Site Map

Tech support

Spamfire Web site

Spamfire Manual > Setting up Spamfire > Spamfire Preferences > The Filter List > How Filters are applied

How Filters are applied

Many anti-spam filters built into email programs apply filters until one of the filters determine that the message is spam. Then filtering stops. The order of filters is important because one filter can prevent another filter from being run.

In Spamfire, it is different:

  • Every filter is applied to every message

  • The order of the filters makes no difference