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Posted 01 June 2012 - 15:17
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:32
So how does your phone get emails, does your desktop send them? Or does your server just push them to your phone, or does your phone pull them from your server.
My Email is pushed to my phone via the Exchange 2003 server.
I ask because you mention that your desktop client was filtering to junk, and then you don't get them on your phone?
Well, the filter setup on the Exchange 2003 server side gets some of the junk messages... We receive an email daily from IT that contains a list of our "bounces". But that isn't enough. There is additional junk email that makes it through, and my Outlook Junk email filter (set at "High" but not White List only) will get some of it.
Is leaving your desktop on to filter the messages an option?
Yes. If I setup my phone to receive via PUSH then I will usually get/hear/feel the spam (uhg) on my phone first and then when it hits my Outlook some moments later it is removed from my inbox. To combat this, I have set my phone up to only download new messages every 30 minutes, and that way my Outlook client has an opportunity to filter out the junk. It collects a LOT of junk mail, but I'm still getting a 5-10 about every hour that make it through the junk email filter.
Its always better to filter the mail before it gets put into your mailbox. Ie at the server or at a server/service before it even hits your exchange server.
You should be able to setup server type rules to filter out mail with rules so that your desktop would not have to be running.
I need to look into this. I'm hesitant to turn up my Outlook spam filter to White List only. However, it would be nice for the server to place all the email from folks in my contact list in my Inbox and then all other email either gets filtered out because it is Junk or goes into another folder that won't ping my phone. I've tried setting this up and am having the following problems with it:
* Any rule that seems to rotate around my contact list (even though my contact list is on the exchange server) switches from a server side rule to a client side rule. Instead of using "sender is in specified Address Book", I try "from people or public group". From there I can select everyone in my address book, and it will stay as a server side rule. But it won't let me select any of my "Groups" and insists on expanding those groups into individual email addresses as the entry (essentially the same as selecting everyone in my contact list). This is undesirable because it means I have to update the rule to "white list" someone on the server side.
* I can't seem to "invert" the rule. I can move messages from "people or public group" or move messages where "sender is in specified Address Book" but there doesn't seem to be a rule to move message from people NOT in a list or NOT in a specified address book. I would like to keep a white list in my Inbox, and all others go to some folder that I can sort through periodically but not my Junk email that contains just a crap ton of uselss junk.
If your getting the same type of emails, it may be possible to just create a server side rule to put them in a specific folder that does not get sent to you phone or just deleted, etc. That would be nice... but they seem to all be different
Could you post up some of these spam messages with full headers and we can take a look? Maybe find something that could be used to filter them on. Ok, here are a few that I received today:
From: DEACON GAJINDER MANAWALIA <email@example.com> Subject: FOR GOD'S PEOPLE
From: mrs Serah shinn <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Dearest in the Lord,
From :BIYI WILLIAMS <email@example.com> Subject: GOOD DAY.}}}
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: (none)
From: wftye <email@example.com> Subject: (in some kind of Asian character set).
From: MR. RICHARD BROWN <INFO@RICHARDBROWN.CO.UK> Subject: FROM BRISTOL MEYERS COMPANY
From: (Asian character set) Subject (Asian character set) <-- I get lots and lots of these...
So are you the only user having these spam issues? If a company wide issue your IT might want to look for a better solution.
I think that some of the folks that have been with the company for awhile get the spam the worst. At one point about 5-10 years ago someone decided that we should have all of our email addresses on our public web site and we have been getting an insane amount of spam ever since. I think that it is probably a company wide issue, but I just don't have the authority to make it an issue other than complaining about it to IT.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 20:11
maybe something like this is more of what you want
Your company should really invest in a quality antispam solution, not use the built in antispam solution. It was adequate at best in 2003.
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