Currently, the Commonwealth does not employ any junk mail or “spam” filters in its Exchange System. The Office of Administration is using Postini as its anti-virus software on Microsoft Exchange. Postini is an email protection service that filters your incoming email and quarantines junk and virus-infected messages. Your legitimate messages are delivered to your email inbox as usual, but junk and virus-infected messages are routed to your Message Center.
*** Note the Federal Reporting Option.
The purpose of this document is to provide instructions issued by OIT to help filter junk mail by using the Postini Message Center Quick Reference Guide.
In the Apply rules in the following order box, click Exception List.
In the Rule Description box, click Exception List.
Enter the e-mail address you want to make an exception.
To Change the Destination Folder for Junk Messages
From the Inbox folder, on the Tools menu, click Organize.
Click Junk E-Mail
Click Turn Off for Adult Content Messages.
In the list of folders, click to select Other Folder.
In the Choose a Folder list, click to select a folder and then click OK.
Click Turn On.
What to do if you get SPAM:
Forward unwanted or deceptive messages to the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com. The FTC uses the unsolicited e-mails stored in this database to pursue legal action against people who send deceptive spam. If a spam sender does not honor an e-mail address removal request, fill out the FTC's online complaint form at http://www.ftc.gov. Your complaint will be added to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel database and made available to law enforcement and consumer-protections agencies. Be sure to include the complete e-mail message in your complaint.
All procedures and referenced documentation identified in this document will be subject to review and possible revision annually or upon request by the DPW Information Technology Standards Team.