[Blueboard] Campus Network Group - Dealing With Spam

Ton Dolor fdolor at ateneo.edu
Thu Nov 17 19:37:22 PHT 2005

How to filter spam (please visit http://cng.ateneo.net/index2.html)

Unsolicited mail or spam is something we all have to live with. While our
mail servers have spam and virus filtering in place, the system can NEVER
be perfect. Thus, some spam or email viruses may still get through.

On the other hand, some genuine emails may be incorrectly marked as spam
or rejected as infected. This is the reason why, and as a matter of
policy, we only mark suspect messages as spam rather than delete them

The user can, however, filter incoming messages so that all messages that
are marked as POSSIBLE SPAM are deleted automatically. And if the message
is indeed a SPAM, the user can purge it from the Inbox.

Configuring Filters on the Web Interface of mail.ateneo.edu

1. Log in to your mail.ateneo.edu account
2. Click the Options button on the top menu bar
4. Select Filters under the Mail Management section
5. Check the Edit your filter rules link
6. At the bottom of the page, add a filter rule to the Rules Definition

EXAMPLE: To filter emails labeled as possible spam, check the Subject:
field and enter POSSIBLE SPAM in the Text box

NOTE: Rules are applied in numerical order. If an email matches more than
one filter rule, the lower-numbered rule is applied first. Depending on
the action of the first matching rule, the email may not pass through the
other filter rules anymore (e.g. it has been moved out of your Inbox).

You can change the position of a particular rule by selecting it and
clicking on either the Move Down or Move Up buttons.

7. When you are done creating rule, click on the Apply All Rules button

For more computing tips, please visit the CNG HelpDesk website at

Ton Dolor
Ateneo de Manila University
Campus Network Group (CNG)
email: fdolor at ateneo.edu
phone: +63(2)4266001-4187

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