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Filter Spam Email

Introduction

Email. We all use it, and we all have spam issues from time to time. Whether you use Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, Apple Mail, or another type of webmail software, spam is an annoyance that robs us of precious time that should be made available for more worthwhile pursuits. This article will demonstrate multiple methods for filtering out a significant portion of bothersome and inconvenient spam from our inbox.

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What is SMTP?

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a communication protocol used to transmit email between corresponding email servers. Using an email client like Mac Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, or web clients like Gmail or Windows Live, SMTP can send messages to an email server. Although SMTP was initially designed as an email transport and delivery system, it later encompassed the email submission protocols that are now in use by both the Post Office Protocol (POP) and the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). The above-noted email clients use these protocols to retrieve email from an email server. When this system fails, it provides the means to identify and resolve SMTP errors.

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Introduction

stop spam emails

The most effective method to protect a server from sending spam is to prevent it in the first place. In this article, we provide several techniques to use to keep the server from sending out unwanted spam or junk mail. Typically, unwanted, and unsolicited spam email is usually bulk sent out to an indiscriminate list of recipients. Spam is often used for commercial purposes but can be sent out in massive volume by a botnet or a network of infected computers.

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What is Thunderbird?

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Thunderbird is one of the most widely used open-source email clients in the world. Mozilla originally developed the software in 2004, but the project waned in 2014/15, and Mozilla stated that they would only deliver security and maintenance updates in the future. Until recently, the community maintained the software when a Mozilla Foundation subsidiary, MZLA Technologies Corporation, took over. Today, the improvements in security and stability are very much appreciated, and since version 78, Thunderbird has built-in OpenPGP encryption technology enabled by default. Earlier versions used the available PGP technology, but it needed to be installed as a supplemental plugin. 

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What is Tmpmail?

Tmpmail is a utility written in bash that allows a user to create and use a temporary email address for receiving emails from the command-line. Underneath the covers, the bash script uses 1secmail’s API to receive the emails. By default, email addresses are created at random unless a specific email address follows the --generate flag.

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What is SMTP?

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When you send an email, your email client and multiple servers on the internet use the Simple Mail Transport Protocol or SMTP to move that message around the internet and ultimately into the recipient’s mailbox.

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Pre-Flight Check

  • This article is intended specifically for transferring email between two different accounts.
  • The email accounts can be on the same server or on two different servers, and it makes no difference whether either or both of the accounts are hosted on your own server or through a web service such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.
  • This article refers to a source email account and a destination email account:
    • Source refers to the email account containing the messages you want to sync to another account. In this example, we’re using sample@example.net as the source account.
    • Destination refers to the email account that to which you want to sync emails from the source account. In this example, we’re using sample@example.com as the destination account.
  • This article covers the procedure in the Thunderbird mail client, which is available for computers running Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. For your convenience, we have comprehensive guides to help you set up a new email account in any of the following mail clients: Thunderbird, Apple Mail, and Outlook 2016. To obtain specific connection settings for an email account on a cPanel server, you may refer to How To Set up Any Email Client.

Step #1: Add the Destination IMAP Account in Your Mail Client

If you use only Webmail or a mobile device to access your destination email account, or if you currently use POP3 for the account (learn more about the difference in account types at IMAP vs. POP3 Email), you will need to set it up in a desktop email client using IMAP in order to sync the messages. If you already have your destination email account (to which you’ll be transferring the emails) configured locally using IMAP in Thunderbird, Outlook, or Apple Mail, you can skip this step and proceed to Step #2.

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Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for setting up an email account in Mozilla Thunderbird 38.3.0 on Mac OS X 10.11.1.
  • While the steps should be similar across platforms and operating systems, they may not necessarily apply to older versions of Thunderbird.
  • For help with general email account settings, see How to Set up Any Email Client.

You can edit an email account that already has been configured in Thunderbird, for example should you decide to switch between non-SSL and SSL settings or change the server’s connection port. You change the connection type between standard (non-SSL) and secure (SSL) by changing the hostname and port for the incoming and outgoing servers.

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How to Subscribe to IMAP Folders in Thunderbird

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Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended specifically for setting up an email account in Mozilla Thunderbird 38.3.0 on Mac OS X 10.11.1.
  • While the steps should be similar across platforms and operating systems, they may not necessarily apply to older versions of Thunderbird.
  • For help with general email account settings, see How to Set up Any Email Client.

When connecting to your email server using the IMAP protocol, you have the ability to choose the specific mail folders to which you wish to subscribe.

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