Unsolicited commercial email, commonly referred to as "spam," has been a big problem for many users. From having to wade through dozens of junk messages to receiving emails with embarrassing content, spam is a headache.
Spam filtering that can be configured on a per-user basis is available for faculty, staff, students and alumni.
You can configure your filter options at http://intranet.hampshire.edu/mail/
Login with your HampNet username and password. Below mail forwading and vacation message options are the spam filtering options.
By default, spam action is set to mark spam with a filter sensitivity level of 7.
If a message is determined to be spam, you can choose to have the subject line marked (which adds ">>>SPAM<<<" to the subject line), or to delete the message. By marking the subject line you can make it easy for your mail program (Thunderbird, Mac Mail, Webmail etc.) to automatically move messages to a junk folder. This is convenient in case you want to review the messages, and you can rest assured that no email has been deleted before you have a chance to review it.
You can adjust how aggressive the filter is. The lower the number, the more aggressive the filtering. When adjusting, try changing it only one level at a time so that you can find just the right level.
White and Black Lists
A "white list" is a list of addresses from which you always want to receive the email. A "black list" is a list of addresses for which all incoming messages should be considered spam. This allows you to accept/reject mail from a given address regardless of whether the message would be caught by the spam filter.
Save Any Changes You Make
If you make any changes to your settings, make sure to click the "Save" button on the bottom right before logging out or navigating away from the page.
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