Here is my guide to Orcon's anti-spam system. I will be using Orcon webmail and Orcon Mail Guard in this tutorial.
Log into your Orcon Mail Guard https://mailguard.orcon.net.nz/canit/index.php
Enter your Orcon credentials:
The first thing you would want to do is setup your preferences.
- Opt In/Out – If you don’t want to use the anti-spam system you can come in here and click on “Click to opt OUT of spam-scanning”
- Quarantine Settings – here you can set your quarantine settings for when mail comes in.
- Spam threshold – This value is the tolerance set for receiving spam. I have mine set at 70 you set this to whatever your feel comfortable with.
- Only tag spam – This is a very IMPORTANT option. This will hold any messages that it suspects that is spam and it will not come to your mailbox.
- Once your happy with it click on “Submit Changes”
- Notification – here you set how you receive the notification for when an email is held on suspicion of being a spam email.
- Email address – enter the email address that you want the notification to go to
- Notification type – there is a few types you can select from the drop down list. For personally I like the “Clickable Webform”. Pick the option that suits you.
- Notification Times – Enter the time you want to receive the email if there is things blocked. I have my set to send me an email once a day at 8AM. Again set it to suit your needs and requirements.
- Notification Days – I have selected all the days. Again set it to suit your needs and requirements.
- Click “Submit Changes”
- My Addresses – here you can add other email address that you have example if you have aliases you can add it in here.
- Click “Submit Changes”
- Now that you have setup your preferences you can start to block the spam emails. I will first show you the easiest way to block it and then I will show you some advance blocking that you can do.
- So today I received a spam in my email.
- Firstly start by logging into your webmail.
- In your inbox you can see the spam email unless you deleted it.
- If you go inside the message you can clearly see that it’s a spam email. (**If you ever see an attachment in a spam email please DO NOT OPEN the attachment)
- I normally open a notepad and start pasting the spam information for example:
- What email did it come from: Dianne18@post.com
- Click on view full header and get the X-CanIt-Geo: ip=184.108.40.206
- Anything in the email body that I can block: GET PAID TODAY! / keyv.in
- Login to your Orcon Mail Guard you will notice that in first screen has the “Accepted and Reject List”
If you click on the on the drop down menu you get two options
- Always accept mail from – Put the email or IP address here if you know the sender and want to receive mail from them example: friends or family
- Always reject mail from – Put the email or IP address here for people you don’t know and that send you spam
- Since I am blocking the spam simply add the domain and IP in there Select from the drop down “Always reject mail from” and click “Add”
- You will receive a confirmation once it has been added as per below.
- Now that you have added it you can go to Rules -> Custom Rules and check to see if the email I blocked is there.
- I can see that that the email has been blocked. I have put a comment next to it so I can clearly identify it.
- There is a specific actions that you can do when an email comes in you can have a play with those settings.
- If you block the whole domain click on the domains. It’s exactly the same as above you can put a comment etc
- Now the custom rules are great as you can customize and block specific things. So from the spam email I got “GET PAID TODAY!” stood out.
- I selected that this data will be in the body of the email and gave it a score of 100 and put in a comment. Remember how I set in the start of the guide on in preference my spam threshold is 70, since you’re setting it to 100 it will put the message on hold.
- Click on “Add”
- Click on “Submit Changes”
- When an email comes in matching what you have setup you will get an email notification. Remember how I set this up with the days and times in the start of the guide.
- Whatever you setup there you will get an email to tell you that there is “Pending Messages”
- I logged back into my webmail to see what was blocked.
- My email domain is being spoofed hence the sender is my domain name. You can see what country it’s coming from and what action you can take.
- This is all spam so I will just click on “Reject All as Spam”
- This will take you to the Orcon Mail Guard page to let you know that it’s all rejected.
I hope that this guide was helpful to you. If you spot any mistakes etc let me know.