What is the purpose of a proxy server?

A proxy server can execute several functions. The most famous of them is obviously anonymity. To execute this function proxy server hides the IP address of a computer and makes it look like an internet page was accessed from the IP address of a proxy server.
The second function of a proxy server is to filter internet traffic. For example, a proxy can check all emails entering an address for viruses, spam, or size limitations, facilitating the work of a company.
The third function is networking. As an example, your wifi router at home is also a proxy because every computer connected to it will enter the internet under the same IP address.

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