Managing Spam Email

Spam is often more of an annoyance than a security risk. However, many email viruses are sent as spam and can be caught by spam filters before they end up in your Inbox. Some phishing email messages are also caught by spam filters. UCI employs various methods to block spam from getting to you. If you use OIT Mailbox Services, you can also use a simple Web tool to set up spam filters to help catch what slips through.

Setting up spam filters on OIT's Mailbox Services.

  1. Go My Email Options and login with your UCInetID and password.
  2. Click on the Spam Filtering tab.
  3. Select the type of filtering you prefer, default or strict. Click the Submit button.
  4. Click the Logout tab.

Email messages that are marked as spam will be moved into a new folder each month. You can review the messages to make sure no legitimate messages were marked by mistake. You can also use Spam Exceptions from My Email Options to set up a list of email addresses that the spam filter will ignore.

Other Email Servers

If you receive your email from another server on campus, you may have spam filtering options as well. Contact your local computer support staff and ask what you can do to filter spam. Most modern email programs have built in spam filtering.