PolluStop:Outlook Express client setup

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PolluStop will always add a header to all messages it processes, and this header can be used to sort mail in a separate folder. When setup for POP users, PolluStop can also (optionally) tag subject of spam messages with [SPAM]. Desktop e-mail clients should be configured to sort these messages into a separate folder. Some clients are able to process the PolluStop header, some others will have to use the [SPAM] tag.

Setup Outlook Express to automatically sort spam-tagged emails into a separate folder

In Outlook Express, what we are going to do is called making a Mail Filter, it may be called something else in other programs. Outlook Express 6 is NOT capable of filtering messages based on a message header. But it can filter based on a subject line if your Mail Admin has configured PolluStop to add [SPAM] to the subject line.

First, let's make a folder to store our Spam emails.

Pull the File Menu to New, then over to Folder...

New Folder

Give the folder a descriptive name. "Spam" or "Junk Mail" is probably a good choice.

Folder Name

Now let's make the Mail Rule. Pull the Tools menu to Message Rules, then to Mail.

Tools Menu

In the Message Filters Window, you may want to choose "Local Folders" in the top menu of this window. Give the Rule a good description like "PolluStop Spam".or "Subject contains [SPAM]"

Check the box for "Where the subject line contains specific words". And also check the box for an action; Move it to the specified folder.

New Mail Rule

In section 3 Rule Description, click "contains specific words" and enter [SPAM] (or whatever your spam messages alwyas have in the subject line. Then click "Add"

Specific Words

In section 3 Rule Description, click the words move it to the specified folder, and select the folder we made in step 1.Click OK.

Move to folder

Use Outlook Express to forward messages as attachments

Outlook Express can forward messages as attachments. It's usually a good idea to forward all messages as attachments since it keeps the original message unchanged. When you forward one to PolluStop, it will be able to extract the original header information to train itself properly and to whitelist the sender if it was a good message.

Select the Message, then pull the Message menu to "Forward as Attachment".

Fwd as attachment