The Physics Department utilizes a Barracuda Spam Firewall server to help mitigate the amount of spam/junk messages that are received. The server evaluates incoming messages against a set of criteria and assigns a score to each message. Depending on the score assigned or the nature of the message, one of four outcomes occurs:
Prior to mid February 2008, the spam filter would block messages coming from blacklisted sender domains. We no longer block any messages based on this criteria, due to the possibility of legitimate email being blocked. The only type of messages that are currently blocked are those containing attachments infected with viruses.
You can setup a filter/rule in your mail client so that any mail with [SPAM] in the subject line is moved to a separate folder and thus not clogging up your inbox. If you use IMAP you can setup a server side spam filter, so that you don't have to setup a filter for each of your local mail clients (for example if you check your mail from multiple computers):
By default you will receive a quarantine notification email daily that lists all the recent messages added to your quarantine on the server. Messages are held for 30 days before being deleted, so you'll want to check your quarantine periodically to ensure no valid messages have been placed there by mistake. In addition you can modify your quarantine settings so that mail from specific addresses are never blocked, or change the frequency of your notification emails, etc. Please go to following link for more information:
This page was last updated July 22 2010 11:08:25 AM