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Setting up Email Spam Filters using Eudora

The following is a summary for using message rules to help manage SPAM by sorting incoming Email using Eudora. This example is done using Eudora Light 5.1. Your procedure may vary due to version differences, click here to download the most current version.

For the example I will use the following address: AccountA@Berkshire.Net

1. Click on "Tools" at the top of the screen, and select "Filters".

2. On the left, right-click once on "Eudora" and select "New..." from the window that pops up.

3. In the window labeled "New Window" that pops up, type SPAM into the white box and click on OK.

4. In the center, click on "New" from underneath the large white window.

5. On the right, at the top, make sure "Incoming" is checked.

6. The next line down is "Header" from that drop down menu, select

7. On the next line, the first drop down box, select "doesn't contain"

8. Fill in your email address in the white window next to that.
    Note: If you have additional email such as set up in Eudora,
    you will want to add that here as well as your email address.

9. Go down to the "Action" section, and in the first drop down menu, select "Transfer To"

10. Next to that, click on the bar, and select the SPAM folder.

11. Click on the bottom X in the upper-right, this will ask if you want to save filters, click on "Yes"

The above system will help distinguish E-mails that have been sent directly to you, from most of the SPAM. WARNING - there is a possibility that messages you do want to read could be moved to the SPAM folder. You may want to check the messages in the SPAM folder on occasion to see if you did actually want one or more of them. You should find that there are few that fall into this category, such as mailing lists you intentionally subscribed to. Additional filters can be set up to organize those as well.

Now that you have a feel of how a message rule is created, you can create others. You can have several active rules on your mail program. Here are some ideas for other message rules:

  • Where the subject contains MORTGAGE move it to the Deleted Items folder.

  • Where the from line contains SOMEONE@WHATEVER.COM move it to the specified folder (i.e. To separate mail from your family, friends, or business)

  • Where the message body contains 'OFFENSIVE WORDS' move it to the Deleted Items folder.

  • If you have multiple e-mail accounts set up on the same computer:
    Where the To or CC line contains move it to Folder1.
    Where the To or CC line contains move it to Folder2.


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