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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.

 

 

Spamfilter Overview

Running the Guide from the BullGuard application

 

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.

 

 

Configuration wizard

 

 

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.

 

 

Place Spam e-mails

 

 

Step 4

 

BullGuard will read all the addresses you have sent e-mails to (it will pick them up from the e-mails you have in the Sent Items and Contacts folder) and will add them to the whitelist. This will greatly reduce the 'false positive' detection of legitimate e-mails as spam.

 

 

Preset whitelist

 

 

Step 5

 

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

 

 

Settings

 

 

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.

Running the Guide from the e-mail client

 

The Guide should automatically start the first time you open your e-mail client after installing BullGuard. You can also run it manually simply by clicking the Guide button from the Spamfilter toolbar, which you will find in your e-mail client toolbar.

 

Step 1

 

Choose the default spam folder. The Deleted Items folder is selected by default; if required, you can create another folder by pressing the + button. Click Next to proceed.

 

 

Place Spam e-mails

 

 

Step 2

 

The Spamfilter will now read the content of the Sent Items folder and will create a list of trusted users based on the e-mails it finds. This feature greatly reduces the risks of having e-mails from trusted senders marked as spam. You can add e-mail addresses by clicking the + button and remove them by clicking the button.

 

 

 

Preset whitelist

 

 

Step 3

 

You need to designate only non-spam folders. You can select several folders. Make sure that the selected folders do not contain spam e-mails as it can adversely affect the Spamfilter training, by decreasing the spam e-mails detection rate.

 

 

Train Spamfilter with non-spam

 

 

Step 4

 

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.

 

 

Train Spamfilter with spam

 

 

Step 5

 

Adjust the final settings for the e-mail client Guide:

 

 

Settings

 

 

Mark spam e-mail as ‘read’
When BullGuard moves the e-mail to the spam folder it will make sure it does not show up as a new e-mail.

 

Add blocked e-mails to your black list
When you manually mark an e-mail as spam, BullGuard will add the sender to a blacklist. This means that if you receive more e-mails from a blacklisted e-mail address, they will be sent directly to the spam folder without cluttering your Inbox.

 

Add unblocked e-mail addresses to your white list
When manually marking 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 from that sender are not marked as spam again.

 

Step 6

 

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

 

 

Spamfilter learning from existing e-mails

 

 

Step 7

 

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.

 

 

Completed Wizard