The information on this page is intended for customers of
The information provided refers to the options and settings on Lets-ride.net
servers. In many cases the information is similar on other servers. If you are
not a Lets-Ride.net customer you may use this information at you own risk.
With the MailScanner service you can control what happens to spam and viruses by
changing the configuration in your control panel. To access the MailScanner
configuration options, login to your control panel account and click on
"MailScanner Configuration" under the "E-mail Management Tools Section."
On the main MailScanner configuration page, if you have only one domain in
your control panel account you will see two main sections, Current Settings and
Change Individual Domain Settings. If you have more than one domain, you will
see an additional section entitled Change All Domain Settings. You can change
all your domains to the same settings, or you can configure each domain
Note: Until you change these settings for the first time, they will show as
"Not Set", and mail scanning will be performed as per the default settings on
the server. These settings only identify potential spam and appropriately mark
the e-mail. Viruses are deleted but spam is delivered as normal.
Mail Scanning Options
- Spam Scanning - If you would like all your email for this domain scanned
for spam, select yes. If you don't want your mail scanned for spam, select no.
- Low Scoring and High Scoring Spam - MailScanner assigns a score to each
email based on various attributes and triggers. The higher the score, the more
likely the mail is to be spam. There are two levels of spam, low scoring and
high scoring. High scoring spam is almost certainly spam, and low scoring spam
is probably spam but it's possible to have false positives. You can also
change the level of the low and high scoring spam; Normally low scoring spam
must have a score of at least 5 but less than 20, and high scoring spam is
email that has a score of at least 20. These score settings can be changed on
a server wide basis by your hosting provider, and you can also change these
scores for your own email (see
When MailScanner determines that an email is low or high scoring spam, you
can configure whether this email is delivered as usual with a tag to let you
know it is spam, deleted so you do not see it at all, or forwarded to a
different email address which you can check on a regular basis.
If you choose to have the spam forwarded to an alternate email address you
must create this email address in your control panel. You can either use the
default "firstname.lastname@example.org" or set up a different email address in Other
Settings. If you forward spam to a different address you must make sure the
address exists. If you forward to a nonexistent address the e-mail will back
up in the server buffer and cause problems with the e-mail system.
- Virus Scanning - If you would like all your email for this domain to be
scanned for viruses, select yes. If you don't want your email scanned for
viruses, select no.
- Deliver Cleaned Emails - Most email viruses are sent by infected "zombie
PCs" and have no valid content. If you want to receive notifications of each
virus that was sent to you, select yes. If you do not want to receive these
notifications, select no.
- Spam whitelist - You can add email addresses or
domains to this list that you never want marked as spam. Please
note that emails sent to you from these email addresses or domains
will still be scanned for viruses and dangerous file attachments
but they will not be marked as spam. Do not add
your own domain to this list, as it will whitelist all emails sent
TO your domain as well as FROM your domain.
- Spam blacklist - You can add to this list any
email addresses or domains that you want always marked as high
scoring spam. The action you have specified for High Scoring Spam
in the Mail scanning options will be applied to any emails sent
from domains or addresses on this list (i.e. marked and delivered,
deleted, or forwarded)..
- Low scoring spam setting - You can change the
level at which MailScanner will identify an email as low-scoring
spam (probably spam) by changing this setting. If you change it to
a higher number you may receive more spams that have not been
identified as spam by MailScanner. If you change it to a lower
number you may find that MailScanner is identifying non-spam
emails as spam, i.e. there will be more false-positives.
- High scoring spam setting - You can change the
level at which MailScanner will identify an email as high scoring
spam (almost certainly spam) by changing this setting. The default
is 20 and this setting works well in most cases. If you find you are
getting excessive amounts of low scoring spam with a score just
below 20, you may want to change this setting to a lower number,
such as 15. If you change it to a lower number we would recommend
NOT setting high scoring spam to Delete until you've tested it for a
while to be sure the new scoring is working well for you.
- Additional email address - If you'd like to
have spam forwarded to a different email address than "email@example.com",
for instance an email address on another domain, you can specify
that email address here. It will then be listed as one of the
options for Low and High Scoring Spam in the
Scanning Options so you can select it. (Avoid the temptation
to send the e-mail to that old rival or enemy. This can only
backfire and cause you serious trouble, including possible
Other Options for Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express users.
- You may choose to filter spam using "Message Rules" under
the "Tools" menu in Outlook and Outlook express. This allows
each individual to choose what to do with spam received.
here for instructions.
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