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Spampal usage notes

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Configuring Outlook Express 5/6 to filter **SPAM** messages

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. click Tools.. Message Rules.. Mail..
  3. in the first section, check the second box [ ] where the subject line contains specific words
  4. in the second section, check the box [ ] move it to the specified folder
  5. in the third section, click "contains specific words"
  6. type the text **SPAM** and click Add, then click OK
  7. in the third section, click "specified folder"
  8. select a folder to hold the spam, creating a new folder if necessary (example: _spam)
  9. click OK, OK

If the spam folder is accidentally deleted, here's how to re-create it:

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. click Tools.. Message Rules.. Mail..
  3. in the lower section, click "specified" (it should be in red, if the folder cannot be found)
  4. select a folder to hold the spam, creating a new folder if necessary (example: _spam)
  5. click OK, OK

Configuring Outlook Express 5/6 to use the Spampal server

  1. Open Outlook Express
  2. click Tools.. Accounts..
  3. select the mail account and click Properties
  4. click the Servers tab
  5. copy the value in the Incoming Mailserver box to the clipboard
  6. change the Incoming Mailserver box to the address of the Spampal server
  7. add an @ to the end of the username, then paste the clipboard onto the end of it

    example: joe@foo.bar becomes joe@foo.bar@mail.joe.com

  8. click OK, then click Close

How to whitelist a domainname or an email address

If mail from a certain domain is consistently labelled as spam, it can be whitelisted:

  1. right-click the Spampal icon
  2. select Options..
  3. select spam detection/whitelists/email addresses
  4. enter the email address or domainname in the box
  5. click OK

You can use * as a wildcard, for example *@aol.com

How to whitelist a server

If mail from a certain server is consistently labelled as spam, but the sender's email addresses are always different (for example, on a mailing list), enter the server's IP address into Spampal's ignorelist:

  1. right-click the Spampal icon
  2. select Options..
  3. select spam detection/ignore lists/IP addresses
  4. enter the IP address of the server in the box
  5. click OK

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