15. Filtering Emails

The University email servers will automatically intercept some junk mail (commonly called spam) before it reaches you, in particular, the University attempts to filter out any emails containing malware (programs or documents which are damaging, intrusive or annoying to the recipient). You can read more about how it works on our Junk mail pages.

In addition to this protection, you can choose whether to apply further filters to your email. In OWA, click [Options] and then choose [See All Options…] and then [Block or Allow] to set.

Junk email, safe and blocked senders list screen
Figure 36. Junk Email filtering options

As well as switching filtering on or off, this screen allows you to access more advanced features:

Safe Senders and Recipients
Specify the addresses of any senders whose messages should not be considered spam (sometimes known as a whitelist).
Trust e-mail from my Contacts
Select this option to include address in your personal Contacts list as safe senders
Blocked Senders
Specify the addresses of any senders whose messages should always be considered spam (sometimes known as blacklist).

Remember to click Save at the bottom right of the screen to confirm your choices.

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