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Configure e-mail applications


Built-in support for Outlook, Windows mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and IncrediMail


BullGuard has built-in support for Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express (Windows XP only), Windows Mail (Windows Vista only), Mozilla Thunderbird and IncrediMail. The Training Guide is a user-friendly and easy-to-use tool greatly improving the Spamfilter’s efficiency. You can start the Guide from both the e-mail client and the BullGuard application.


Please note: If you use web-based e-mail addresses (e.g. Gmail or Hotmail) you should not need spam protection, as it will already be provided by the e-mail service provider.


Along with customising the Spamfilter directly from the installed application, a very important step is to complete the Training Guidefor the preferred e-mail client. This is very important as it will fine tune the Spamfilter, increasing the accuracy of detecting spam e-mails and identifying legitimate e-mails.


The Guideshould automatically start the first time you open your e-mail client after installing BullGuard. You can also run it manually by simply clicking the Guide button from the Spamfilter toolbar that is added to your e-mail client toolbar.



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Running the Guide


Step 1


Running the Guide from the BullGuard application is a quick way of  setting up the Spamfilter for the preferred e-mail client.


To start the Guide, click on the Configure e-mail client button in the Spamfilter overview window.


Step 2


Here you will need to select the e-mail client you wish to use the BullGuard Spamfilter with.  Once you have selected it, click on the Next button.






Step 3


Here you can choose the default Spam folder where all spam e-mails will be redirected. For all e-mail clients, BullGuard will choose the Deleted Items folder by default.






Step 4


All previously whitelisted addresses will be displayed at this step. You can remove them or add some in order to minimise the risk of false positives.





Step 5


BullGuard will read all the addresses you have in the marked folders - make sure you only select the ones where you are sure there is no Spam email - such as Sent Emails, Contacts, Drafts and others. This will greatly reduce the 'false positive' detection of legitimate e-mails as spam.






Step 6


At this step select folders containing only SPAM e-mails. You can select several folders. Make sure the selected folders do not contain legitimate e-mails as it can create problems with increased 'false positive' detection rates.






Step 7


You can make final adjustments to the Spamfilter by checking any of the following general settings as needed:






Mark spam e-mails as ‘read’:when BullGuard moves the e-mails to the spam folder it will make sure they do not show up as unread.


Add blocked e-mails to your blacklist:when you manually mark an e-mail as spam, BullGuard will add the sender to a blacklist. This means that if you receive any more e-mails from a blacklisted e-mail address, they will be sent directly to the designated spam folder.


Add unblocked e-mail addresses to the whitelist:when you manually mark e-mails as "Not Spam" in the e-mail client, BullGuard will add the sender to the e-mail whitelist. This will ensure that the e-mails form that sender will not be marked as spam again.



Step 8


BullGuard will start analysing the content of the folders you have selected for both spam and non-spam e-mails.






Step 9


The last screen is the finish message. The Guide can be re-run at a later date if the folder structure in the e-mail client has been changed, or if the Spamfilter is reset to default.