Configuring e-mail clients
Instead of placing spam in a separate folder by using Procmail, this can be performed by the e-mail client. Most e-mail clients allow rules or filters to be created. These typically come into action when new e-mail is read or a folder is opened.
Rules in an e-mail client run on the value of an e-mail header. It is best to use the
X‑Spam-Flag and search for the value
YES. The procedure to move tagged messages to a separate folder is outlined as follows:
- Create a folder or mailbox for holding spam e-mail. The folder name should be intuitive, for example
- Create a rule to be run when e-mails arrive. The rule should look for the text
X‑Spam-Flagin the message headers.
- The action on the rule should be to move the e-mail ...