Getting to know the Spam Filter

Millions of spam messages are transmitted by email every single day.  The College offers a spam filter to help protect your computer from viruses that are transmitted via email attachments and to cut down on the total number of fraudulent emails that come into your inbox.  The spam filter uses sophisticated metrics to determine if a message should be trapped.  The filter looks for hyperlinks (URLs), attachments, and where the message came from.  But sometimes “good” messages get trapped in the filter and need to be released.  Click here to find out more information about managing the spam filter settings.  It is also possible to tell the spam filter to send you a summary email each day that reports what it has trapped in the last 24hrs.  This report is a great time saver and alleviates the need to visit the spam filter each day to see what has been caught.