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What is SPAM (or Junk Email)

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E-mail spam, also known as "bulk e-mail" or "junk e-mail," is a subset of spam that involves nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by e-mail. A common synonym for spam is unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE). Definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk.

Setting your Spam preferences

Begin by logging into Once Logged in, click on the EMAIL tab. You can change the sensitivity of the spam filter by changing the values in drop down boxes.

Creating a filter

After you have set the thresholds of what email should be tagged {SPAM?}(system thinks message is spam)and {SPAM!}(system is almost certain message is spam), you will need to tell your email software what to do.

  • If you are a student, you can find instructions [here.]
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2003, you can find information [here.]
  • If you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can find information [Here]
  • if you are using Microsoft Outlook Express, you can find information [here]

I've taken the above steps, SPAM is still out of control

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Requesting a new UAnetID
With very few exceptions, it is not possible to generate a new UAnetID for any user once created. UAnetIDs are very heavily tied into various databases, and therefore are not modified once issued.

Unfortunately, spam affects us all. No one solution will be perfect for everyone. A very common and easy to implement solution involves forwarding your email to another service provider, for example, Google's GMail service. Other options include downloading or purchasing software that can filter spam from your inbox while you check your email. Many free and commercial options are available. Contact the Support Desk with any questions on possible options.