Spam and You

Marlboro has implemented a server-side spam filter using a combination of spamassassin and procmail. Mail flagged as spam will be denoted by a subject line containing the phrase __SPAM__ and will automatically be delivered to your Junk folder. If you would like this server-side spam filter removed please contact techsupport@marlboro.edu.

If you wish to implement additional spam filtering most modern email clients have their own filter spam, please read the documentation that came with your email client for specifics about your client.

Helping Us Fight Spam

If you are interested in helping us fight spam, you can report spam or ham (mail that has been flagged __SPAM__ but shouldn't have been). The steps for reporting spam differ slightly between client

Webmail

If you are using Webmail, just click on the links Report as Spam or Report as Innocent, as applicable.

Mozilla Thunderbird

To report spam with Thunderbird, you'll need to foward a copy of the offending message to techsupport with full headers:

  1. Start Mozilla Thunderbird.
  2. Go to the View menu and select Headers and then All.
  3. Right click in the headers box and choose Select All.
  4. Right click again in the headers box and choose Copy.
  5. Paste the copied text into an email to spam@marlboro.edu if it's spam, or ham@marlboro.edu if something's been improperly marked as spam.

 

Microsoft Outlook 2003

To report spam with Outlook, you'll need to foward a copy of the offending message to techsupport with full headers:

  1. Start MS Outlook 2003 and double click the message to get it in its own window.
  2. Go to the View menu and select Options.
  3. Right click in the Internet Headers box and choose Select All.
  4. Right click again in the Internet Headers box and choose Copy.
  5. Paste the copied text into an email to spam@marlboro.edu if it's spam, or ham@marlboro.edu if something's been improperly marked as spam.

 

MS Outlook Express

To report spam in Outlook Express, you'll need to foward a copy of the offending message to techsupport with full headers:

  1. Start MS Outlook Express and double click the message for display in its own window.
  2. Go to the File menu and select Properties.
  3. Click the Details tab to view the header.
  4. Right click in the Internet Headers box and choose Select All.
  5. Right click again in the Internet Headers box and choose Copy.
  6. Paste the copied text into an email to spam@marlboro.edu if it's spam, or ham@marlboro.edu if something's been improperly marked as spam.

 

Apple Mail

To report spam in Mail, you'll need to foward a copy of the offending message to techsupport with full headers:

  1. Open the In mailbox if it isn't already open
  2. Click on the message for which you want to see the full header information.
  3. Click the View pull-down menu, and then choose Message and Long Headers.
  4. Right click in the headers box and choose Select All.
  5. Right click again in the headers box and choose Copy.
  6. Paste the copied text into an email to spam@marlboro.edu if it's spam, or ham@marlboro.edu if something's been improperly marked as spam.