Changes between Version 14 and Version 15 of faq/email/filter-spam-webmail

Jan 7, 2016, 11:27:41 AM (5 years ago)
Jamie McClelland



  • faq/email/filter-spam-webmail

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    3 = Filter Spam using Webmail =
    5 The same principles apply with slightly different specifics depending on whether you are using IMP/Horde or SquirrelMail.
     4As of summer 2015, all email that is detected as Spam by spamassassin is automatically moved to your "Spam" folder (on some email programs it may be called "Junk"). There is no need to setup a specific filter in Thunderbird to do this task.
    7 == Using IMP/Horde (our default webmail program) ==
    9  * Log in to the webmail program
    10  * Click the Gear Symbol in the top right of the display
    11  * Click Preferences -> Mail.
    12  * Click Filters from the left column of options
    13  * Select "Apply filters when logging on." Click Save Options. Note: please do not select to run filters everytime you display your inbox. That will cause your inbox view to be very slow.
    14  * Click "Edit your filter rules."
    15  * Click New Rule (top left corner, green background)
    16  * Name the rule: Filter out spam
    17  * Check the "All of the Following" radio buttons
    18  * Under "Select a field" choose "X-Spam-Status"
    19  * Select "Contains" and type (exactly):
    20 {{{
    21 Yes,
    22 }}}
    23  * Select "Deliver to folder" and either choose an existing folder (if you already have a spam folder) or Create new folder if you want to create one. We do not recommend sending spam to the trash folder, since spam filters occasionally make mistakes.
    24 * Under "Mark Messages as:" check "Seen," if you don't want these messages appearing in your unread messages count.
    25  * Click Save
    27 IMP/Horde will now start sorting your spam. Don't forget to visit the spam box once a day to delete all the messages in there (or transfer any you may want to read to the In Box). That's why you created the folder. If you don't, the only option will be to delete the spam-tagged emails and then you won't have the option of searching them in case you suspect an email you want was filtered.
    29 == Using SquirrelMail ==
    31  * Log in
    32  * Select "folders" from the top Navigation Bar and create a new folder (you can call it "spam", for example). This is where you're filtered mail will go since we do not recommend sending spam to the trash folder, since spam filters occasionally make mistakes. When the new folder is created...
    33  * Select "Options" from the top Navigation Bar
    34  * click on "Message Filters" (or "Mail Filters" is some versions)
    35  * Leave the dropdown at "All Messages" (the default) and Click on "New".
    36  * In the MATCH dropdown menu, go to "Subject" and next to "Contains" write in
    37 {{{
    38  *****SPAM*****
    39 }}}
    40  Remember: copy it exactly with the five asterisks.
    41  * Select "Deliver to folder" and choose the spam folder you created before.
    42  * Click Submit and you'll see the rule written out on the screen. The program will now filter your spam to the folder you created. Don't forget to go to the folder you created every day to delete messages. With Spam Assassin, that box is going to grow quickly.