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Setting Up a Spam Rule

Please use the links below for instructions for your mail client to setup a spam rule for filing junk mail.

In this Section:

Microsoft Outlook Web Access (Webmail) Spam Rule

Please make sure to execute the following steps using Internet Explorer or a browser that uses Internet Explorer as a base browser (i.e. Avant Browser). Netscape, Mozilla, and Firefox will not work with these instructions.

  1. Logon to webmail (https://apumail.apu.edu)

  2. Click on “Rules” (See illustration below.)

  3. Click “New...”

  4. Complete the next screen like the screenshot below:

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  5. After you're done filling out, click on “Save and Close.”

    Note: after “Save and Close,” you will see an error message like the following:

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    This will only delete any rules that are currently disabled for you, anything that is NOT disabled will reman in effect, so, in most cases it is safe to click “Ok” on this message.

  6. After the rule is in place, the rules window will look something like this:



    Now you can go back to your Inbox and perform other tasks. From this point on, all messages tagged as [Spam] will be filed in the folder your specified for Junk Mail.

Microsoft Entourage for Mac Spam Rule

  1. Click on the “Tools” menu.



  2. Click on “Rules.”



  3. Select the “Mail (Exchange)” tab.

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  4. Click the “New” button.

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  5. Give the Rule a name.

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  6. Under the “If” section, click the first drop-down menu and select “Subject.”

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  7. Make sure the second drop-down menu says “Contains.”

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  8. Type [Spam] in the text field.

  9. Under the “Then” section, click the first drop-down menu and select “Move message.”

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  10. Under the “Then” section, click the second drop-down menu and select “Choose folder.”

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  11. Under the next window, select “Junk E-mail” and click the “Choose” button.

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  12. If there are any more actions listed, select the action by clicking on it and then click the “Remove Action” button.

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  13. Make sure the “Enabled” box is checked.

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  14. Click the “OK” button.

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  15. Close the “Rules” window.