Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:25
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How can I configure Macintosh OS X to filter spam with PerfectMail Distributed Filtering?
PerfectMail™ can mark spam messages so that your desktop mail client (e.g. Outlook) can filter your e-mail based on PerfectMail's assessment. This information is stored in the X-Spam-Flag and X-Spam-Level e-mail headers. These headers can be used to filter spam with your e-mail client.
To filter e-mail flagged as spam you need to create Filter Rules. Filter rules can automatically file messages in your "Spam" or "Junk" folder. For sites that are particularly concerned about loosing e-mail, or even for specific users, you can have PerfectMail not reject any e-mail and use these filtering rules to filter messages on your local e-mail client.
The steps for creating filter rules are specific to your e-mail client. We have instructions for creating filter rules for several popular e-mail clients. The steps for other e-mail clients are likely very similar to those presented here.
Macintosh OS X™'s built-in Mail program can create filters based on custom headers.
Tags: perfectmail, antispam, e-mail, message, distributed, filtering, blocking, filtering, macintosh, mac, apple, os, x
Link to this article: kb/macintosh_os_x_email_filtering
Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:25
-- David Rutherford