ID #354

What does the "Flag Subject" radio button do in OnSite spam settings?

Applies to: Grid System

What is a flag?: The 'flag' button has to do with how incoming spam is handled as determined by your "Spam Settings". Choosing a flag, such as '[SPAM]', will prepend this flag to the beginning of the subject: line of any incoming mail deemed to be spam by your spam filter.

When is it useful?: Using flags are useful if you use an email client (such as Outlook or Entourage), a POP connection, and want to review your spam regularly. The idea is to download ALL your received mail (spam and wanted mail) and filter the spam into a folder in your email client, rather than in your Modwest webmail/IMAP folder. That way you can check regularly for lost or wanted messages without having to log on to Modwest webmail everytime.

Here's an example: Create the spam flag '[SPAM]' inside the Modwest spam filter. Next, create a corresponding message filter within your email client called '[SPAM].' (Note: You can call your flag and filter anything you like, they do not have to be called '[SPAM]'.) In the email client message filter, specify that you want all subjects with '[SPAM]' in the title to go to a spam folder. (Don't forget, you will need to create a folder on your email client for filtered '[SPAM]' messages if you do not already have one.)

Now, all your mail will be downloaded and then filtered by your email client on your computer and easily accessible for review.

Last update: 2010-10-05 16:10
Author: FAQ Admin
Revision: 1.2

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