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Return to Firewall HomepageCalvin's Spam Firewall: Change Your Settings

  1. To change your Calvin Spam Firewall settings, you first must log in at http://www.calvin.edu/spamfirewall. Use your full e-mail address for your username.
  2. Your personal setting are set using the Preferences tab then selecting Spam Settings.

What are Tag, Quarantine, Block Scores?
Enable/Disable Spam Filtering
Control Your Spam Filter Scoring Levels for Tag, Quarantine, and Block

What are Tag, Quarantine, Block Scores?

Tag Score: A message that receives a score at or higher than your set tag score appears in your e-mail box with [SPAM-CALV] appended to the subject:

SPAM example

These messages may or may not be spam.

Quarantine Score: A message that receives a score at or higher than your set quarantine score (and below your block score) is sent to your quarantine inbox.

Block Score: A message that receives a score at or higher than your set block score is never sent to your e-mail account.

Enable/Disable Spam Filtering

  1. The top half of the window lets you enable or disable Spam Filtering. By default, filtering is set to Yes.
  2. If you set filtering to No, messages will not be given a spam score or filtered.
  3. Remember to click on Save Changes.
    Spam firewall settings

Control Your Spam Filtering Scoring Levels

  1. If you have your Spam Filtering set to Yes, the bottom half of the screen lets you control your spam scoring levels.
  2. By default, your Spam Scoring uses the following levels:
    Tag score: 10 or disabled
    Quarantine score: 10 or disabled
    Block score: 7 or any e-mail with a score of 7 or higher is blocked
  3. To change your scores, click on the text box and change the number.
  4. Click on Save Changes.