KBA-01589

MDaemon 9.6x: How to setup Spam/Ham Learning for POP3 users

This article explains how to enable the spam/ham learning addresses for POP3 users.

From the MDaemon menu bar:

  1. Select the Security menu.
  2. Select Spam Filter.
  3. Click on the Bayesian tab.
  4. Check the box for Enable spam and ham forwarding addresses.
  5. Click the OK button.

With this check box enabled users can forward spam and non-spam (ham) messages to designated addresses so that the Bayesian system can learn from them. The default addresses that MDaemon will use are SpamLearn@ and HamLearn@. Messages sent to these addresses must be received via SMTP from a session that is authenticated using SMTP AUTH. Further, MDaemon expects the messages to be forwarded to the above addresses as attachments of type “message/rfc822”. Any message of another type that is sent to these addresses will not be processed.

If you are using Outlook Express below are some tips for configuring and sending a properly formatted message.

  • Make sure you are using SMTP AUTH. See article KBA-01303 for instructions on enabling SMTP AUTH in Outlook Express.
  • Make sure you are forwarding the message to be learned from as an attachment. To do this in Outlook Express right click on the message and select the Forward as attachment option.

If you are using Outlook below are some tips for configuring and sending a properly formatted message.

  • Make sure you are using SMTP AUTH. See article KBA-01303 for instructions on enabling SMTP AUTH in Outlook 98 and 2000. See article KBA-01586 for instructions on enabled SMTP AUTH in Outlook 2003.
  • Make sure you are forwarding the message to be learned from as an attachment. To do this in Outlook open a new message and drag the message to be learned and drop it on your new message. This will attach the message to be learned to the new message.

Related Articles

KBA-01303 - Configuring Outlook Express, Outlook 98 and Outlook 2000 to use SMTP Authentication
KBA-01586 - Configuring Outlook 2002 and 2003 to use SMTP Authentication