Spam filtering using Eudora

Spam filtering using Eudora

Users of the Eudora mail client can automatically filter e-mails from their e-mail INBOX that have been processed by the Lab's Spamassassin installation. To do this, you will need to add a filter rule to look for the X-Spam-Flag header; based on matches to this rule, you can delete, mark or move the spam to a separate folder.

  1. Go to the Tools → Filters to open the Filters window.
  2. To add a new filter, click NEW.
  3. Select the option to Match Incoming messages.
  4. In the Header: field type in X-Spam-Flag.
  5. The next drop-down field should have the word contains.
  6. In the field to the right of the word contains type in YES (case is important).
  7. Under Action, move the mouse over the arrow next to None and click. (Not all actions are available in the free version of Eudora).
  8. When you do this a field with the word In will appear.
  9. Click on In and select New...
  10. Enter a name for the new mailbox to which your messages will be filtered.

For more information on setting up Eudora see the following web page located at Qualcomm:

If you have any questions please contact the Lab Staff.