Spam Assassin and Attachment Killer are activated on all of our servers. Attachment Killer removes messages that have potential virus file attachments (attachments ending in vbs, wsf, vbe, wsh, hta, scr, pif, com, exe, shs, bat, bas, scr, dll).
To adjust your settings, go to the on-line web page set your personal
To log in to your Midcoast account >> shortcuts
To log in to your Lincoln.midcoast account >> @lincoln.midcoast.com
To log in to your Kona.midcoast account >> @kona/free.midcoast.com
Threshold: Very important step.
By default, Spam Assassin is fairly aggressive about identifying emails.
It has a list of rules, which score the message by various criteria.
If the total score exceeds a certain threshold, the program will consider
the message to be Spam, and tag it as such. By default, this threshold
is set to 5.
0 no mail, 100 all mail, start at 4, you can change the number by tenths
at any time.
What is Spam Assassin?
Spam Assassin is a program that monitors email sent to MIS customers
and attempts to identify any unsolicited email, including advertisements
and viruses. Spam Assassin will add "PJM" to the subject line of any
considers to be Spam.
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure
While some Spam is easy to detect, much of it is concealed. Solicitors
and viruses make an effort to disguise their messages until they have
been opened. Some people expect a large amount of business offers, for
or tend to receive badly formed emails from a particular user. The Spam
Assassin Configuration program allows you to help Spam Assassin understand
what you consider important, and what you consider to be junk.
We recommend you approach this issue in a two-step process.
This first step will tag all suspected Spam Email with "PJM" added to
the subject field of the email. You can adjust 3 parameters with Spam
A) The White List
Email sent from addresses on your 'white list' will automatically be
skipped by Spam Assassin and will never be treated as junk mail. Place
companies and individuals on this list that you expect email from, especially
might have been accidentally tagged as Spam in the past.
B) The Black List
Email send from addresses on the black list will be automatically be
treated as Spam, and will be tagged as such. This is useful for filtering
out individuals who persist in sending unwanted messages to you.
C) The Wild Card
Sometimes, you'd like to whitelist or blacklist an entire domain or country. Let's say you never want any email from France (the country suffix is .fr). Using the asterisk as a wild card variable, you could blacklist the address: *@*.fr
That means firstname.lastname@example.org will be treated as spam--essentially blocking all email from that particular country. You can do the same thing for a domain.
If you never wanted anything from yahoo, you could blacklist: *@yahoo.*
This means anything from yahoo (including yahoo.com, yahoo.net, yahoo.edu, etc.) will be blacklisted.
If you wanted to whitlelist everybody at MIS, simply whitelist: *@midcoast.com
Contact us to delete the PJM>'s by enabling "Trash my Junk
up online for "Trash my Junk Mail"
Messages. You can adjust your personal settings at any time. This can
be done by raising/lowering the threshold or by adding and/or deleting
from your white and black list.