Other mail clients
Configuring other mail clients
This section describes how to configure most mail clients to work with SAproxy.
To configure your email client:
- In your mail client configuration, go to the POP server and account settings.
In your POP account configuration, make the following changes:
- Server: Change the server address to "127.0.0.1".
- Username, Password: Leave unchanged.
If your previous configuration looked like this:
Server: pop.company.com Port: 110 Username: joe Password: ********
It should now look like this:
Server: 127.0.0.1 Port: 110 Username: joe Password: ********
- Save your settings and exit configuration.
- You're done! If SAproxy is running, then your mail will be downloaded through SAproxy. If SAproxy is not running, then you will not be able to download your mail until you restore your original settings.
Filtering in other mail clients
This section describes how to set up a filter in a mail client to take advantage of SAproxy.
SAproxy tags the Subject: header of incoming spam messages and also adds several header fields. Any of these tags can be used in your mail program to filter spam into a spam folder. Here are some of the tags that are added by SAproxy:
- Some mail programs can only make filtering decisions using the Subject: header. For those programs, look for "*****SPAM*****" in the "Subject:" header and make certain that SAproxy is configured to tag the Subject: header. That was five asterisks, followed by "SPAM", and then five more asterisks. No spaces.
- SAproxy will also add a new header that reads "X-Spam-Flag: YES". As long as the "X-Spam-Flag:" header contains "YES", then the message is spam and it can be moved to your spam folder.
If you send spam automatically into a "spam" folder, you may want to check through it periodically just in case you have any false positives.