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    Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would like to confirm my use and understanding of ZA filtering.
    The challenging feature is off.
    I move spam en masse from my inbox to my ZA Junk Mail folder, select all, click "Block Sender," and delete.
    I have no filtering at my email server.
    The only filtering by ZA is rejection of senders on my Block list and on a system-wide list.
    Is this about it?

    Operating System:Windows 2000 Pro
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    If your email server has no filtering, and your addy is "out there" you
    can get quite a bit of spam. ZAhelps a bit by setting all it's filtering at it highest settings and adding to your blocked list (both of them)can't think of
    what it's called now (not on my ZASS covered computer) but if you check out the sonicwall
    spam menu you'll see
    it, and also
    reporting it to ZASS/Sonic wall.
    With all
    my ZASS settings set to
    blocked and added new ones and reported as noted above, I still"use to" get a ton of spam(some days up to 500 in 24hrs), most would just be added to the spamfolder, but there was still quite a few that I had to manually add/report until my mail server started it'sown filtering.. Now it's pretty much a thing of the past.. (15 or less in 24hrs)
    Hope this helps somewhat
    Ron


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    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    Ron,

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    Ron,


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    Ron,



    Thanks for the advice and confirming my understanding of e-mail filtering by ZASS.






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    raideron Guest

    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    transient,
    I'm sure you have ZA set to max for your email, But since I'm on the XP now here's all my settingsto be sure:
    In Outlook:
    In Zonealarm options/configure preferences: I have the messages tab
    all set to blockmore(max):
    challenges tab: Off: Settings tab: I have checked, auto report phishing email,contribute junk email and also contribute phishing email:And when junk email makes it to my inbox, if ZA did mot move it, I open Zonealarm
    options(InOutlook's menu bar) and while the email/s are
    highlighted I click on the: Block Sender, thenBlock sender's company and report junk email
    and/or phishing email.. And when I get a fewjunk emails xxxx@isendjunk.com
    with different (xxxx)
    but the same (isendjunk.com) I add itto the block companies list: Zonealarm options(in outlook)/ configure preferences/ Companies/blocked/ Add

    I believe that is the max filtering of ZA...
    Ron
    Ron

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    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    Ron,



    I've confirmed
    that I have all the
    settings you recommend.
    I will adopt your routine of reporting junk and phishing email and scanning for spamming companies which I can add to my blocked companies list.
    One question: isn't ZA's program supposed to add these spamming companies to my blocked companies list when I click "Block Sender's Company?"




    Thanks again for your time and help.




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    raideron Guest

    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    Hi again,
    It's suppose to, but before the change to Sonicwall<sp> (On my
    Vista computer
    now) I use to have a problemwith "sometime" it not adding it.. This may not be the problem now with the latest change to ZA's filter.. I reallyhave not had to add any since my ISP now
    has it's filter, and the new ZA
    changes. All of the "few"
    junk I get nowjust goes to the
    ZA junk folder..
    I should have mentioned that..
    Well sounds like you have a handle on this, and that you have ZA's junk filter doing all that it can!!
    Have a Great Day!!
    Ron



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    Default Re: Because of an uptick in spam in my Outlook inbox, I would...

    Ron,



    Thanks again for all your help.
    It feels good to get a handle on even a small part of computer living.




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