Blocking Spam Tip
Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Howard Tayler
Digg This -
Posted: 11 Jul 2003
It's hard being a spammer. You have to keep changing your identity so people can't block you, like Frank Abagnale in Catch Me if you Can. Sorry, spammers, but it just got harder, thanks to this nifty tip from Howard Tayler.
Suppose you get a message from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obviously, this spammer is getting ready to change not only his name, but also his mail host -- it'll go from "mail01" to "mail02" and so on.
Adding this e-mail address to your block list, and blocking the whole domain is not good enough, because he'll only use mail01 for a little while. Go to your block list and edit the entry for mail01.spamhost.com, and change it to just spamhost.com. Now any mailserver at spamhost.com will be blocked at the POA, and you'll never see the message.
The only limitation here is that we require two levels on block-list entries. You cannot, therefore, block all .biz or .net entries. spammer.biz is fair game, though.
Steps to edit the Junk Mail Handling Block List: (GroupWise 6.5)
- Click Tools > Junk Mail Handling.
- Click on the Block List Tab.
- Click Edit, make your changes, click OK.
- Click OK.
For more information on Junk Mail Handling see: Handling Unwanted Mail in the GroupWise 6.5 online documentation.
For more tips see:
|submit a tip|
Here's a chance to share your experiences using GroupWise. Just send us a tip about using (or installing, deploying, troubleshooting, etc.) GroupWise, and if it looks like something we can use, we'll send you a Novell t-shirt, post your tip, and make you famous beyond your tamest dreams. Submit your tip here: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/forms/submit_a_tip.html
Novell Cool Solutions (corporate web communities) are produced by WebWise Solutions. www.webwiseone.com