Reducing the amount of spam you receive


There are many ways to reduce the amount of spam you receive. Here are just a few examples:

1. Increase your level of junk mail filtering from moderate to high. The results will lead to more legitimate messages being treated as junk mail. You will need to check the junk-mail folder frequently for those legitimate messages.

  1. Go to the UTORid page and click on change options.
  2. On the following page, enter your UTORid and your UTORmail password.
  3. Click on the Authenticate button.
  4. Locate the section Junk Mail (Spam) Filtering.
  5. Place a dot beside Do high risk filtering (even more good messages may be detected as spam).
  6. Locate the modification button and click on it to submit your change.

NOTE: High risk filtering may catch more legitimate email messages. So it is important that you check the junk-mail folder on a daily basis since messages over seven (7) days old will be automatically expunged. Read more about junk email filtering .

2. Remove your email address from the University Email Name Directory Listing.

  1. Go to the UTORid page and click on change options.
  2. On the following page, enter your UTORid and your UTORmail password.
  3. Click on the Authenticate button.
  4. Locate the section Email Name Directory Listing.
  5. Place a dot beside Do not list your.email.address in the directory.
  6. Locate the modification button and click on it to submit your change.

3. Wait a day or two. Sometimes the University's anti-spam software needs to update anti-spam signature files, which may delay the filtering briefly.

Tags: SPAM, UTORprotect
Last update:
2017-08-16 14:51
Author:
Ron Tyro
Revision:
1.5
Average rating: 4.75 (4 Votes)

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