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A Better Spam Filter for Your Zimbra Account

A Better Spam Filter for Your Zimbra Account

In order to alleviate problems related to spam attacks to our campus community, Information Technology has created this set of instructions for users who want an increased level of spam protection.  Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to create a more powerful and effective spam filter.

Please note:  Due to the fact that this spam filter is more powerful, some users may mistakenly find certain “non spam” emails marked as Junk.  If you find this to be a problem, you can add a “*” to the first condition of the filter.  The more stars added, the less powerful the filter will become.  Please also note that the campus default is 6 stars or “******”.  You will not need to go beyond this level.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

-Log into Zimbra

-Click on the “Options” tab

-Click on the “Mail Filter” tab.

Any filters previously created will be listed.

-Click the “New Filter” button

-On the New Filter window, type the filter name “spam”.

-Select “All conditions”

 

PART 1 of “All conditions” is the following:

  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “Header Named”.
  • Type the match information in field.  In this case it would be “X-Spam-Level”.  (Do not include quotations)
  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “contains”.
  • Type the match information in field. In this case it would be “**”.  (Do not include quotations)
  • Click plus

PART 2 of “All conditions” is the following:

  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “Address in”.
  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “From”.
  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “not in”.
  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “My Contacts”.
  • Click plus

PART 3 of “All conditions” is the following:

  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “From”
  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “does not contain”.
  • Type match information in field. In this case it would be “.edu”.  (Do not include quotations)

 

-Under “Perform the following actions:”

  • Click on the down arrow and select the condition “File into Folder ”.
  • Click on the down arrow and select the folder “Junk”.

-Final touches

  • Ensure that the “Do not process additional filter rules” is checked.
  • Ensure that the “Active” box on the top right is checked.
  • Click “OK” after confirming that your filter appears identical to the one displayed below.

 

The image below will display how it should look:

spamfilterimage

 

An additional helpful note: 

If you have more than one filter, place this filter last on your list.

Use the moveupdown button located in the top right side of the filter list page to do so.

 

If you need any assistance, please contact the Help Desk at x2660.

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