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Creating a Spam Filter in Entourage
The following steps describe how to set up an Entourage rule to filter spam e-mail.
- First, open Entourage and select the "Inbox," then click on "Tools," > "Rules"
- The Rules window will appear.
- Click on the tab for your kind of mail server (usually Mail (POP)).
- Click on the "New" button.
- The Edit Rule window will appear. Name the rule "Spam Filter."
- In the If section, choose "Any header" from the first drop down menu.
- Select and copy (CMD-C) the following phrase into your clipboard: "X-Spam-Level: sssss"
- This needs to be copied exactly, including a space between the : (colon) and the sssss.
- Now, paste it (CMD-V) into the text field in the If section.
- The number of s's indicates your tolerance for spam; the greater the number, the more tolerant you are. Ensure that there are no trailing spaces at the end of the s's.
- In the Then section, on the first line select "Change status" from the first drop down box and "Junk mail" from the second drop down box.
- On the second line, select "Move message" from the first drop down box.
- Select "Choose folder..." from the second drop down box.
- In the Choose Folder pop up window, click on the "New Folder" button.
- In the New folder pop-up window, name it SPAM and check the box "'Create as subfolder of 'Inbox'" and click the "Create" button.
- You will be returned to the Choose folder window. Make sure the SPAM folder is selected and click on the "Choose" button. You will then be returned to the Edit Rule window.
- The final rule should read: "If Any header contains X-Spam-Level: sssss Then Change status Junk mail, Move message SPAM."
- Click on the "OK" button at the bottom of the Edit Rule window.
- Incoming mail that meets the Spam Assassin criteria will now be put into the SPAM folder. You should periodically review this folder to determine if the e-mails are legitimate or if they need to be deleted.
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