E-mail Filtering

You can block an e-mail using spam filters. There are many definitions of spam, but one particularly useful one is the following:

Spam is the electronic version of junk mail, and has been around since the Internet was created. E-mail filters are a way of filtering your e-mail to remove unwanted mail based on a variety of criteria. You can block any sort of e-mail, not just mail of a commercial nature. Blocked mail can be deleted automatically or sent to another e-mail address or script. These filters are quite flexible - some examples are provided after the instruction on how to add a spam filter below. All filters are cumulative.

Useful spam links:

Also refer to SpamAssassin for another approach to dealing with spam.

To add an e-mail filter:

Click on the E-mail Filtering link in the Mail area.

Click on the Add Filter link.

Click on the required header field in the first drop-down list. These are the various fields in any e-mail message.

Click on the required filter action in the second drop-down list. This action will act on the text entered in the third field.

Enter the filter text in the third field. This text is case sensitive.

Enter the destination for the filtered e-mail in the Destination field. There are three separate types of destination:

Click on the Activate button.


Deleting an e-mail filter