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Anti-Spam:

How can I stop getting SPAM messages?


Creating Anti-Spam Rules for Montana Tech E-Mail (using Internet Explorer):

Step 1. Click on "Rules":

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Step 2. Click "New":

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Step 3. Fill out the settings for the new "Rule"

  • Under the "Subject Contains" box enter "{spam?}"
  • Choose whether you want to move the item to the Junk folder or to automatically delete it.

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Step 4. Go back to Step 1.

  • Follow all steps, changing the 'Subject contains' in step 3 to "[spam]"

You may also repeat the steps and create rules of your choice.

  • For example, you may create a rule for subject line containing "Free Money"

Additional Information:

Montana Tech's anti-SPAM appliance is set to it's most conservative setting [so that we don't defer any "non" spam messages accidentally] and at this setting it has been 'deferring' up to 40% of the messages [4 out of 10] that are sent to our site as 'obvious' spam-related messages. 

Additionally all incoming mail is 'scored' and any message receiving a spam score of 5 or above is also MARKED by the appliance for easier user identification.  This is done by adding the string {SPAM} to the start of the original message subject line.

And, if you are either POPing your mail to "another" mail service or using Outlook 2003, you can now use the new 'Internet Header' values X-NAI-Spam-Score or X-NAI-Spam-Level in either an Outlook 2003 message rule or an add-on Anti-Spam product.  The X-NAI-Spam-Level value is added to the Internet Headers of all off-campus incoming messages with a SpamKiller-score greater than zero [0.0].  The higher this score above zero, the more likely the message is SPAM.