How To Remove ALL SPAM In Email Or Webmail

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How To Remove ALL SPAM In Email Or Webmail

Post by KY Dave » Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:45 pm

I suggest using FreePops, K9, and PopTray together. This is the setup I have been using for over 2 years.

With a setup like this you can retrieve almost any webmail or POP3 email, have it filtered by K9 and either be deleted, marked as SPAM or be notified of good email by PopTray.

FreePops Setup
FreePops is easy to install. The only real setup after installing, is to COPY and PASTE a SHORTCUT or LINK to FreePops in your Window's STARTUP FOLDER. That's it. This will make sure FreePops is running anytime you want to check your webmail.

Give FreePops internet access in your FIREWALL.

K9 Setup
Install K9. It will place a SHORTCUT in your Window's STARTUP FOLDER.

In K9 on the CONFIGURATION TAB, in the INTERFACE Section, check the boxes for...
MINIMIZE TO SYSTEMS TRAY
MINIMIZE ON STARTUP
ALWAYS SHOW RECENT EMAILS WHEN OPENING
MONITOR STATISTICS

In K9 on the CONFIGURATION TAB, in the MARK EMAILS AS SPAM Section, TICK the...
ADDING MARKER TO START OF SUBJECT LINE In the box there needs to be [SPAM] inside the brackets as shown here [SPAM]
Check the box for INCLUDE SPAM PERCENTAGE.

In K9 on the CONFIGURATION TAB, in the CLEANUP Section, check the boxes for...
WHEN EMAILS ARE OLDER THAN
Fill in the time you want to use. I use 2 days and 4 hours.
Tick ORGANIZE THEM.
Also check the boxes for LIMIT STORED GOOD EMAILS and LIMIT STORED SPAM EMAILS and set a number for each. I have mine set to 500.

In K9 on the ADVANCED TAB, in the FILTERS LIST, check the box for USE A WHITELIST FILTER.

In K9 on the ADVANCED TAB, in the COMPATABILITY/TWEAKS Section, check the box for...
ON NEW MAIL ARRIVAL ONLY SCORE NEW EMAILS.

In K9 on the ADVANCED TAB, in the BLACKHOLE LIST, check the box for...
USE A DNS BLACKHOLE LIST TO HELP IDENTIFY SPAM.
sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org goes in the box below.

Give k9 internet access in your FIREWALL.

PopTray Setup
INSTALL PopTray

On PopTray's ACCOUNTS Tab...
Set the SERVER to 127.0.0.1
Set PORT to 9999

For POP3 access, set LOGIN to (YOUR POP SERVER) / 110 / (YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT)
So for POP3 access it would look like this : mail.poptray.org/110/kydave@poptray.org
(Some POP3 email servers may require your email accont login to include the domain name, others may not.)

For WEBMAIL access it would look like this : 127.0.0.1/2000/kydave@webmail.com

Your PASSWORD stays as is.

SAVE ACCOUNTS.

On PopTray's OPTIONS / ADVANCED Tab, check the boxes for...
IGNORE RETRIEVE ERRORS
IGNORE CONNECTION ERRORS
RETRIEVE BODY WHILE CHECKING

SAVE OPTIONS

On PopTray's OPTIONS / MISCELLANEOUS Tab, check the box for...
LOG RULES

SAVE OPTIONS

On PopTray's OPTIONS / WHITELIST Tab...
PASTE your WHITELIST into the WHITELIST BOX.

SAVE OPTIONS

On PopTray's RULES Tab...

ADD a RULE

This rule MARKS AS SPAM any email with the percentage of 50.0% - 85.9%.

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MARK AS SPAM RULE

NEEDED = ANY

HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][5?.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][6?.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][7?.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][80.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][81.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][82.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][83.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][84.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][85.?%]*

ACTIONS - IGNORE DON'T NOTIFY, MARK AS SPAM
SAVE RULES

ADD a RULE

This rule DELETES any SPAM email with the percentage of 86.0% - 100% and those marked from the DNSBL.

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DELETE SPAM RULE

NEEDED = ANY

HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][86.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][87.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][88.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][89.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][9?.?%]*
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[Spam][100* 
ADD LINE ->  HEADER, WILDCARD, *[DNSBL]*

ACTIONS - IGNORE DON'T NOTIFY, DELETE, LOG RULES
SAVE RULES.

This example has the breaking point at 85.9% for MARK AS SPAM and above that is DELETED. Following this example, it would be easy for you to set the percentage at the point you would like to use.

Give PopTray internet access in your FIREWALL.

Now all email ranked 86% or above will be DELETED from Server. Mail ranked from 50% to 85.9% will be MARKED AS SPAM. Then simply click the DELETE SPAM Button after taking a look to check for sure it is SPAM.

After cleaning the SPAM off your accounts, then use the email client of your choice with these PopTray account settings to download just your GOOD EMAILS.

I know this is a complicated system, but it works EXTREMELY WELL once setup, there are almost NO adjustments to be made. If K9 marks a message incorrectly, you just click the SPAM or GOOD button. K9 stores a copy of the emails it scans, so if one is deleted there is a copy in K9, giving you a chance to retrieve the message.

When a GOOD EMAIL ADDRESS arrives, RIGHT CLICK on it in K9 and select WHITELIST, FROM ADDRESS, OK. In PopTray, RIGHT CLICK on the email and select LISTS, ADD SENDER TO WHITELIST, OK.

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Use the FreePOPs UPDATER when ever you have trouble downloading from a WEBMAIL Service. It will download any new LUAs for FreePOPs.

You CAN WIN the battle with SPAMMERS.

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