Are you tired of receiving junk email messages in your Inbox? Western students now have robust spam filtering available using MyWestern Mail. The university has implemented a powerful spam filtering software product to greatly minimize the amount of spam reaching the desktop.
Basic Spam Filtering: No further action is required for students using MyWestern Mail – the most obvious and egregious spam is already being eliminated at the student mail server. Testing indicates that this level of spam filtering should not affect legitimate messages in any way.
Advanced Spam filtering is also included in MyWestern Mail. Filtering of email messages that fall into a gray area (i.e., not definitely SPAM) will be delivered to your MyWestern Mail Inbox, but the message will have a spam tag in the Subject line. For example: [SPAM?] Buy Books for Less from Discount Books Online.
To learn how to personalize your advanced spam filtering, please refer to the whitelist and blacklist features of MyWestern Mail.
Western's faculty and staff members who use Outlook email have access to a comprehensive set of tools to combat spam on the desktop. Those not currently using Outlook/Exchange for email may want to consider such use in the future in order to gain access to the robust anti-spam features available.
You may want to review instructions for Managing Your Junk Email Using the Outlook 2003 Desktop Client. Macintosh users and users who travel can make use of Managing Your Junk Email Using the Outlook Web Access Client. You may also be interested in learning about the new features of Outlook 2003.
Changing your Spam Filtering Level is easy for users of Outlook 2003. Two levels of spam filtering, Moderate (default) and Strong are available.
Faculty and staff who don’t use Outlook may be able to use MyWestern Mail for spam filtering. Please refer to the Advanced Spam Filtering instructions for students. If you have questions regarding your spam filtering options, please contact the ATUS Help Desk or your departmental technical support staff.