GreenNet E-mail accounts come with a tool that tries to recognise
unwanted E-mail (so called 'Spam') and labels them accordingly. In most cases GreenNet
can not stop senders of these E-mails from doing so - they keep changing
their E-mail addresses and the mail servers they (ab)use.
Secondly, the tool does
sometimes misidentify E-mail as 'spam' which is not. Therefore, if
GreenNet blocked these messages completely you might lose valuable
E-mails. The more obvious spam is rejected, but there will always
be borderline cases which are difficult to reliably filter out.
That is why GreenNet recommends setting up 'Spam' filters in your E-mail
program. Filters (sometimes also called 'Filter Rules' or 'Mail Filters')
allow your E-mail program to automatically detect messages which GreenNet
servers marked as 'Spam' and move them to your trash box or junk mail
folder. This also gives you a chance to look at them and check whether
any of them were misidentified.
Setting up a Filter
Follow the links below for instructions on how to set up a
'Spam' filter in your E-mail program (if your E-mail program is not
listed please send an E-Mail to email@example.com
and we will add instructions for it as soon as possible).
Netscape, Mozilla and Thunderbird
Outlook Express 6, sadly,
does not support filtering based on special header fields. We can,
if neccesary, alter the subject line of suspected spam to assist
filtering. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you require this.
Check this GreenNet Forum for
more instructions and to add your own instructions
For other ideas
on anti-spam measures, and a discussion of what GreenNet is doing
against spam, please click here.
If you are interested in how the 'anti-spam' tool works, you might
like to follow this link to the SpamAssassin
anti-spam tool is powered by the
OpenSource program SpamAssassin.