Anti-spam Settings

Spam detection is performed by the Anti-spam component which analyses the contents of email messages and defines whether it is spam or not according to the spam-rate value summed up from various criteria. The spam message is assigned to a certain category according to how likely it is that the message contains spam: Certainly spam, Probably spam or Unlikely spam. For each category you can specify a certain action.

If settings in the Anti-spam section are unavailable, it is likely that your key file does not support scanning for spam (see Licensing Parameters). To check this, you can open the key file (drweb32.key) with a text editor and find the following string: LotusSpamFilter=No.

To configure the Anti-spam operation

1.Make sure that your version of the program includes the Anti-spam component.

2.Select the profile in the hierarchical menu and open the Anti-spam subsection.

3.By default, the Anti-spam component is enabled. If it is not, select the Enable check box at the top of the frame.

4.If you want a prefix to be added to the spam message subject, select the Change subject check box. You can change the prefix in the Subject prefix field ([SPAM] by default).

5.Besides adding a prefix to the subject, you can specify actions for various spam categories:

Move to database for spam—the spam message will be moved to the database specified in the Database field (if the specified database is not found, the spam message will be delivered to the receiver). You can also specify a folder in the database in the Folder name field to move the spam message to this folder (if this folder is not found in the database, the spam message will still be moved to this database but not in a specific folder).

To store spam messages, use any of the Notes databases based on the standard mail template, for example, Mail7.ntf. DrWebSpam.nsf database is supplied with the plug-in and installed in the \DATA\DRWEB directory of the Lotus Domino server. It is based on a template similar to quarantine and incident databases and provides some extra functions that can be useful for spam processing, such as several types of filters, automatic removal of old messages, and locking the objects, so that they cannot be removed. The Lotus Notes Client can also deliver messages, falsely recognized as spam.

Reject message—the spam message will be received by the server and deleted without delivering it to the receiver. However, a document for this incident will be created in the Quarantine.nsf database.

None—no action will be applied to the message and it will be delivered to the receiver (the message subject will still be changed if the Change subject check box is selected).

6.When you finish configuring the Anti-spam component, click Save.

If Anti-spam falsely recognizes certain messages as spam, we recommend you to forward such messages to our email addresses for analysis. Send the emails falsely recognized as spam to and undetected spam messages to Please forward them as attachments; do not include them in the message body.