Outlook Express 5.5 Configuration for SpamAssassin

More information about Real Time's products & services is available on our sales web site. Direct links for each item are listed below:

If SpamAssassin is set up on your mail server (like mail.your-company-name.tld); you can set up your mail client to filter out spam messages, based on headers that SpamAssassin adds to each message.

Related Link(s):

Outlook Express 5.5 Mail Client Configuration
Updating Outlook Express 5.5 to use SPOP & SMTP Auth

IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that non-spam messages could end up in this folder and spam messages could end up in your Inbox.

  1. Launch Outlook Express

  2. Click on Tools -> Message Rules -> Mail

    Open Mail Message Rules

  3. Place a check next to Where the Subject Line contains specific words in section one and Move it to the specified folder in section two, then click on the text contains specific words located in section three.

    Select Conditions, Action, and other specifications

  4. Enter [POSSIBLE SPAM] (exactly as you see it here, case sensitive) in the text field and click on Add then click OK

    Type Specific Words

  5. Click on the word specified in section three

    Select destination folder

  6. Left click (once) on Local Folders so it's highlighted, then click on New Folder

    Create new folder

  7. Enter in Spam as the folder name and click OK

    Name new folder

  8. Click OK again

    Exit destination folder window

  9. Enter in Move Spam to folder for the rule name in section four and click OK

    Name the mail sorting rule

  10. Confirm that the Spam Filter rule is in place, click OK

    Confirm message rules

  11. New (marked) messages will now be saved into the folder Spam. You can view these messages by opening (double-clicking) the folder called Spam.

    Accessing spam folder

IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that non-spam messages could end up in this folder and spam messages could end up in your Inbox.

To help us improve the accuracy of the SPAM filter please keep all spam in the SPAM folder, if you have any mail that was incorrectly identified as SPAM please move it into the Inbox.

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10181 Crosstown Circle
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 943-8700
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