Can I benefit from GMS Webmail's client side filtering if I run a third party mail client?

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Question

I collect mail via IMAP and utilize Microsoft Outlook as my mail client; am I still able to benefit from comprehensive GMS Anti-Spam filters at the client level?

Answer

Yes. GMS as a wide range of filters available which all run at the server level. Control of these filters can be passed to end users who can decide which messages should be treated as genuine and which should be treated as spam.

For those users that do not have access to GMS Webmail a default set of filters can be enabled via the Junk Mail Filter under the Account section of the Administration interface.

GMS Webmail allows a much finer degree of control over filters, and also allows each user to set up filters of their own.

As all filters are executed on the server, typically after the entire message has been accepted but before it is written to a mailbox, filters may be used to move a message into an alternative folder.

As IMAP allows users to access a range of folders, this filtered message will appear in the selected folder in Outlook. This could be the quarantiner folder which the end user could check on a regular basis to ensure there is no legitimate mail present.

Alternatively of course the message could simply be deleted and need never reach the mail client at all.

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