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Setting up the SpamAssassin Filter


Create a Spam filter Create SpamAssassin Filter Movie

  1. Click on Tools
  2. From the drop down menu, choose Message Filters

    Creating a Filter Step 1

  3. Click on the New button

    Setting up a filter Step 2

  4. At the top, enter SpamAssassin in the Filter name box
  5. In the For incoming messages that section, click on the first dropdown box and choose Customize.

    Setting up a filter Step 3

    1. Enter X-Spam-Flag in the "New Message Header" field
    2. Click Add
    3. Click Ok
    4. Now choose X-Spam-Flag from the first dropdown box.
    5. "Contains" should already be selected in the second dropdown box
    6. Type in the word YES (all in caps) in the third field
      Spam Filter Setup Top of Window
  6. In the Perform these actions section:
    1. Click the first dropdown box and select Set Junk Status to
    2. Junk should now automatically appear in the second dropdown box
    3. Click on the + sign to the right of this row
    4. Move Message to should automatically be selected in the first dropdown box in the second row.
    5. Select the Junk icon (the flame) located below the "Local Folders" entry in the second dropdown box of the second row.
      Flame Icon
    6. You will now see Junk on Local Folders listed in the second dropdown box of the second row.
      Spam Filter Window Bottom
    7. Click on OK
  7. You should now see "SpamAssassin" in the Enabled filters list.
  8. Exit the Message Filters window by clicking on the 'X' in the upper right hand corner.
  9. Exit Thunderbird by selecting the File menu option and then Exit.

A general guide to creating Thunderbird filters is covered in the document "How to create an email filter in Thunderbird". Use this document as a frame of reference if you want to redeploy some of the same types of filters in Thunderbird as you had in Eudora.