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Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:27

Filtering E-mail with Evolution™

Category: General

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How can I configure Evolution 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.

How to Configure Evolution™ Filters

Ximian Evolution™ is an email client for Linux similar to Microsoft Outlook™. It is installed by many Linux™ distributions including Red Hat™, Fedora™, and SuSE Linux™. Evolution™ has the ability to filter on an arbitrary header as well as on the send and receive addresses.

  1. Click "Inbox" to display the Inbox.
  2. Click "Edit" and select "Message Filters". (Sometimes "Filters is located under "Tools".)
  3. In the Filters window, click "Add".
  4. Enter a name for the filter under "Rule name".
  5. Under "Find items that meet the following conditions", choose "Specific header" in the leftmost button menu; in the field to the right of "Specific header", enter "X-Spam-Flag"; change the button beside this to read "is"; and enter "YES" in the last field.
  6. Under "Then", choose "Move to Folder".
  7. Click "click here to select a folder".
  8. Click "New", enter SPAM as the folder name, select "Local Folders", and then click "OK" for each window until you get back to the main window..

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Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:27

-- David Rutherford


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