Email productivity: Filtering email to make it productive again
People interact with email in different ways but can often feel under pressure to read and act on received emails immediately or within a very short timeframe. With the large volumes of emails now being sent and received, this constant interruption can have a significant impact on personal productivity and extends beyond the time taken to read and respond to an email.
The productivity impact may be acceptable if the email is related to your business, but what happens when it's a spam email that's slipped through your spam filter or if the email is personal?
Conventional email spam filters focus on preventing spam and other email threats from being delivered to users. Once the spam emails are eliminated, the good' email is then automatically delivered to users irrespective if it's a business email, a personal email or an email that the spam filter has allowed through.
The Bloxx Email Categorization Engine
The Bloxx Email Filter contains a unique real-time email Categorization Engine that and goes far beyond traditional spam email filtering, letting you quickly and effectively manage non-business emails, proactively manage an email Acceptable Use Policy and increase user productivity.
The Bloxx Categorization Engine - Tru-View Technology, a URL database and a cross-category lexicon - adds another layer of dynamic email content filtering that automatically categorises inbound and outbound emails into pre-defined content categories. An email policy then determines if a particular email should be blocked, allowed or held for future delivery. For example, you might create a policy that only allows emails categorised to be delivered to users at lunchtime - any emails received outside of that time would be held by the Bloxx Email Filter.
Email Filtering & Classification / Real-time Email Analysis
The Bloxx Email Filter provides real-time content analysis and categorization of emails based on the top-level domain of the email address and any URL links embedded in the email. The Categorization Engine uses an optimised URL database and Tru-View Technology - a real-time content categoriser - to accurately determine into which of the 50 Bloxx content categories the email should be classified.
This additional layer of filtering allows the Bloxx Email Filter to determine if an email is business or personal and determine how it should be handled, ensuring users are kept on task, and productivity and operational efficiency is maximized during core working hours.
Local categorization of domains
To support your organization's unique email filtering requirements, you can extend or override the URL category database shipped as standard with the Bloxx Email Filter to contain domains specific to your business.
Active time periods
The Bloxx Email Filter lets you set time-based policies for your users, delivering more choice on how you set policies that manage email activity and optimise user productivity.
Flexible policy support
You can quickly create and customise email policies. With varying access rights per group and policy you can ensure only that relevant business-related email is delivered immediately and personal email is held until break-times or blocked.