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How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:48 pm
by megb6806
Hi, Can someone help me please. I have been trying to block a sender from my account at Exetel's webmail. I want to block it at SquirrelMail so I wont get their emails into my Outlook, I found a plug in for SquirrelMail but I cant work it out how to install it....

thanks for your help

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:07 pm
by stevecJ
megb6806 wrote:Hi, Can someone help me please. I have been trying to block a sender from my account at Exetel's webmail. I want to block it at SquirrelMail so I wont get their emails into my Outlook, I found a plug in for SquirrelMail but I cant work it out how to install it....

thanks for your help
Hi,

I'm not much familiar with this plugin so I will check this with our sys admins and let you know :)

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:10 am
by Dazzled
It's not clear what you wish to achieve. Squirrelmail runs on an Exetel computer as a server-side script, not on yours, and can only be installed or configured at that end. It has a browser interface for remotely sending and retrieving messages, and it is possible to set this up to isolate some incoming messages into a specific folder structure. See the filter browser option. It won't reject them.

Do you wish to block someone who is sending on your account, or someone who is sending you unwanted messages? For the first you can change the password; for the latter case, your email client spam filter can take care of it with a suitable rule. If the messages are of a criminal nature it would be a good idea to write to Exetel.

[edit] I think you are referring to the Block Sender tarball. This modifies Squirrelmail itself, and would need to be installed by Exetel.

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:21 pm
by megb6806
Hi and thanks for your replies.
I want to block someone who sends me emails every now and then, its nothing criminal in nature, it is just a blog from a TV station which I registered long time ago and have asked them so many times to unregister my email address from their database but they simply ignore my messages or simply don't see them. The weird thing thing is you can easily register with them but somehow there is no link to unsubscribe, so I have decided to block this particular email address. I want to stop messages at the exetel server level so they wont reach my mobile phone and outlook.

I have changed some of the message filtering OPTIONS as follows:

Options - Message Filtering

What to Scan:
[New] - [Done]

Match: FROM
Contains: Here, Should add the email address WITH or WITHOUT ("")???? like this "xxxx@xxxx.com" OR just xxxx@xxxx.com :?:
Move to: TRASH

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:11 pm
by KavindaS
I will request Steve to check further on this when he check on Monday with the sys admins and update you.

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:24 pm
by megb6806
ok thanks

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:59 am
by James
It woudl be easier just to create a rule in outlook.

Re: How to block an specific serder.

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 8:58 pm
by stevecJ
megb6806 wrote:Hi, Can someone help me please. I have been trying to block a sender from my account at Exetel's webmail. I want to block it at SquirrelMail so I wont get their emails into my Outlook, I found a plug in for SquirrelMail but I cant work it out how to install it....

thanks for your help
Hi,

I've checked with our sys admins and it appears that additional plugins cannot be installed for the Exetel web mail and only the standard set is available there.