Mailshell Anti-Spam Desktop Universal Edition
Help Guide
Configuring Your Email Client
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Configuring Your Email Client
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Configuring Your Email Client

There are two essential steps to get Mailshell Anti-Spam running properly with your email client:

  1. Edit your settings in your email client.
  2. Create a filtering rule in your email client to process the junk mail you receive.

Step 1

Enter the requested information:

Append the "#" character to the User Name or Account Name field after your username, followed by your incoming POP3 server information. In the following example, it is given as:

Note: Hotmail users should use "". Currently, only the Hotmail Inbox folder is retrieved. MSN users should use "".

In the Incoming mail (POP3): field, replace your existing mail server name with "localhost".

Thus, given the following settings:

Incoming mail server:
User name: Jane

You've changed it to:

Incoming mail server: localhost
User name:

Please Note: For Pegasus Mail users, you need to increase the timeout value to 600: go to Tools > Internet options. Enter 600 for "Timeout for network connections" and click OK.

Creating a Filter Rule

Step 2

When you create a filter, you should set it to look for:

X-SpamCatcher-Flag: Yes

in the header of the message. You'll then want to create a new folder, e.g. 'SpamCatcher', to move any message containing the above header to or simply delete it. Consult the help documentation of your email client for more specific details of this process.

Please Note: Not all email clients will allow you to filter on arbitrary portions of the message header. Alternatively, you can select to "Enable Subject Modification" under the Spam Scoring tab of our Admin Console. After enabling subject modification, you should create a rule to check for "[spamcatcher]" at the beginning of the subject line.