Zimbra SPAM and JUNK email filters successfully created!

Got fed up with spam mail and junk mail in your Zimbra Townplan mailbox? Are they gradually taking up space in your mailbox? Got tired of deleting them on a daily basis? Have no fear, Abbas is here! I too got fed-up so decided to investigate the many features provided in the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and realized even if a centralized anti-SPAM or anti Junk filter is not provided, the user can easily customize filters.

How did I do it? It is not difficult. I created 2 filters: one called “SPAM” to discard spam emails before they enter the mailbox and the other called “Junk” to filter emails from selected senders into the junk folder, in the event I wanted to refer to them later. Of course, I need to register the sender of unwanted emails for the filter to learn the next time it receives such unwanted emails. Yes, there is no compromise to this preliminary task but since using the filters, the number of spam emails dropped from under 20/day to under 5/day. For new unwanted emails, I just copied the sender’s email address, click the “+” in the filter created, scroll down if the box is full, paste it in the empty sender’s email box. Next, don’t forget to change the first column rule from “Subject” to “From” then select OK. I made the mistake not changing that first rule so the filter did not work. I tested and found the “run filter” does the job but not immediately. The user needs to log out for the filters to work effectively, I think they works on a memory concept because after I logged out and logged in again, all unwanted emails in the mailbox were discarded as directed. If interested, you can download the .pdf procedure file I created at “http://www.mediafire.com/?2neb2ndo8ye69nt“. (Sorry, need to copy and paste the URL , blog hyperlink doesn’t work)

PS. I usually do but this time, I don’t charge any curry-puff for this knowledge.

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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    YH said,

    June 29, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Good sharing knowlegde…

  2. 2

    Abdullah Ab. Rahman said,

    August 5, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    Tq for this info. I will try…

  3. 3

    Abbas Abdul Wahab said,

    August 5, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    SPAM from different persons but from the same email server can be better filtered just by copying “@xxx.com” instead of the sender’s email address but be careful not to use this approach on popular email servers not to e.g. @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, @yahoo.com.

  4. 4

    Abuya said,

    September 23, 2011 @ 11:49 am

    Try put the link without “”
    Maybe working.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?2neb2ndo8ye69nt

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