Email, Spam Control, How to change Personal Spam Policies

How can I change my Personal Spam Policy?

  1. In your mailbox, find and open a recent Daily Digest. (Can't find one? See solution Email, Spam Control, How to request a digest .)
  2. Click on the Manage My Options link.

  3. A web page should open. Click on the Profile button in the lower-left corner.

  4. Your options will appear in the center of the screen. Under the line that begins "What type of spam detection do you want?", select the radio button next to the Personal Spam Policy of your choice. In the example below, the Cautious policy has been selected.

    Note: An additional policy called "Default" is listed with the other Spam Control policies. Technology Services is currently unable to hide or delete this listing. We have requested that Spam Control's vendor remove the Default policy in the next version release. In the meantime, if you choose the Default policy, you will receive all of your email delivered to campus, including spam messages.


The five ways for handling likely and certain spam are referred to as Personal Spam Policies. They are:

  • Tag and Deliver: All email is scored and delivered to your mailbox. Note: Email from servers that are being actively blocked (due to a very high probability that they send spam) do not arrive at our campus and therefore cannot be delivered. See the Adapting to emerging spam threats section below.
  • Cautious: Possible, likely and certain spam is sent to your Quarantine, a server space where spam is held for 10 days.
  • Cautious Plus: Possible and likely spam is sent to your Quarantine, certain spam is automatically deleted.
  • Aggressive: Possible spam is sent to your Quarantine; likely and certain spam is automatically deleted.
  • No Quarantine: Possible spam is delivered to your mailbox; likely and certain spam is automatically deleted.
  • Cautious Plus, No Quarantine: Possible and likely spam is delivered to your mailbox; certain and known spam is automatically deleted.

The following chart illustrates the differences in the policies:

 

  Personal Spam Policies
  Tag and Deliver Cautious Cautious Plus Aggressive No Quarantine Cautious Plus, No Quarantine
Not Spam delivered delivered delivered delivered delivered delivered
Possible Spam delivered quarantined quarantined quarantined delivered delivered
Likely Spam delivered quarantined quarantined deleted deleted delivered
Certain Spam delivered quarantined deleted deleted deleted deleted
Known Virus deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted deleted

 

The Cautious Plus policy is the default for existing students. New students, as of Fall 2010, will be defaulted into Cautious Plus, No Quarantine. Everyone else is in the Cautious Plus, No Quarantine policy by default. You can change which policy you are using at any time.


(Optional) If you switched to the No Quarantine policy, you will no longer have spam stored in your Quarantine. You should uncheck the box next to "Send digest even when I have no messages in my End User Digest" to prevent an empty digest being emailed to you every day.

5. Click the Save button in the upper-left corner of the window.




Keywords:Spam Control personal policy   Doc ID:48991
Owner:Email Relays E.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-18 10:21 CDTUpdated:2016-12-21 11:29 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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