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Don't want spam filtering?

2010-07-07

If you do not want spam filtering for some reason, you can turn it off. Everyone has total control over their spam filters, as we tell customers frequently. To shut off filtering, simply use the web-based account manager:

1. Click the "Webmail/Account Manager" link in the dark gray lower-left section of the front page of this web site.
2. Click "Account Manager" and log in with your e-mail address and password.
3. Click the "SpamAssassin" link, and turn off the Master Switch ("Scan email for spam with Spamassassin") by selecting "Off" in the pull-down menu.
4. Click the "Submit" button and log out.

That's all there is to it.

After that, all incoming messages, even spam, will be delivered to your main mailbox. It's also possible to eliminate the pre-filtering check that inserts "[*Spam*]" in the subject line if a message has spam-like characteristics or is sent from a server that's been blacklisted for spamming, but we need to do that for you. However -- bear in mind that on any given day Willamette.Net receives 100,000 incoming messages, 90,000 of which are spam, which means that nine out of ten messages you receive in your mailbox will probably be unwanted. Turning off filtering opens your doors wide for an onslaught of spam. Do you really want to do that?

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