To get the most benefit from KU’s new spam filter, faculty, staff
and students may autofilter incoming spam-scored e-mails. By doing this,
users can be sure spam-scored messages are confined in one location until
they are ready to review and read or be deleted. This autofilter option
is possible because of the standard language the spam filter adds to the
subject line, thus allowing e-mail software programs to recognize many
spam messages, regardless of the sender or title.
To take advantage of this new option, a user should create each of the
• A folder where the spam will be directed to land, with a name
such as “Spam?” or “Possible junk e-mail.”
• A new rule in the user’s e-mail software to direct spam-scored
messages into the folder above. Users may enter the following as the language
the software should recognize: “[Spam:”.
Users also may autofilter messages directly into the trash, but Academic
Computer Services advises against this because legitimate e-mails may
be spam-scored as technology staff continue to learn how to manage this
new tool. For more details and instructions on activating your software’s
spam autofiltering capabilities, visit www.ku.edu/acs/email/spam/. For
more information call the Help Desk at 864-0200.