How Incoming Messages Are Processed
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How Incoming Messages Are Processed  
 
When ChoiceMail receives an email, it goes through a process to determine whether the email should be passed through to your email application.  
 
1.Is this sender on our Accept list?  
If so, pass the message through to the user's email application.  
2.Is this sender on the Reject list?  
If so, silently delete the message.  
3.Check the contents (sender's email address, subject, body of message, IP address, etc.) against the permission rules  
If there's a match with one of the rules, then apply the associated action (accept it, reject it, etc.). Note that you can change the order of rules to prioritize one over another.  
4.Is this sender on the Unknown Senders list?  
If so, is the message a registration? If it is, display a message stating that a sender has just registered. The user then decide whether to accept messages from this person. If it's not a registration, then just hold it until the sender does register.  
5.Is the domain of the sender in the Rejected Domains list?  
If it is, just delete the message.  
6.Is the domain of the sender in the Accepted Domains List?  
If it is, pass the message through to the user's email application.  
7.This sender is new!  
If a sender doesn't fall into any of the categories, then the sender is new. Send an email back to the sender asking him/her to register, add the sender to the Unknown Senders list, and hold the email pending registration.  
 
ChoiceMail performs some other tests as well, to ensure that you don't receive bogus messages, such as a bounced-back registration request or a spoofed message pretending to come from your own email address.