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Mimecast Spam Filter Outlook Plugin

 

If you need to have the Mimecast Outlook Plugin installed please contact the IS Help Desk at helpdesk@indemand.com or 646-638-8394.

 

Opening the Outlook Plugin

Releasing messages from the spam filter

Rejecting messages in the spam filter

 

 

Opening the Outlook Plugin

        At the top of your Outlook toolbar, click on the Mimecast menu.



        In the Mimecast menu, click on On Hold Messages



        This will open up a new window for Mimecast.You will now see a list of messages being held by the spam filter.




Releasing messages from the spam filter

        If you find a legitimate message caught by the spam filter, click on the message.

        A preview of the message will appear in the panel to the right.At the top of that panel, click on the dropdown arrow next to the Release button.

        You are given three options when releasing a message.



1.     Release Message: The message is released from the spam filter and is delivered to your Inbox.The spam filter may still hold future emails from this sender.

2.     Release Message and Permit Address: The message is released from spam, delivered to your Inbox, and the senderís email address is added to your whitelist.Future messages sent from this sender will now automatically bypass the spam filter.Example: onlyjoe@comcast.com

3.     Release Message and Permit Domain: The message is released from spam, delivered to your Inbox, and the senderís email domain is added to your whitelist.Future messages sent from any address in this domain will now bypass the spam filter.Example: everyone@comcast.com

 

Rejecting messages in the spam filter

        When you find an unwanted message in the spam filter, you have three similar options if you wish to reject or block it.

        Click on the dropdown arrow next to the Reject button.



1.     Reject Message: The message is marked as rejected and a notification is sent to the sender.The spam filter may still hold future emails from this sender.

2.     Reject Message and Block Address: The message is rejected, a notification is sent to the sender, and the senderís email address is added to your blacklist.Future messages sent from this sender will now automatically be rejected.Example: onlyjane@spammer.com

3.     Reject Message and Block Domain: The message is rejected, a notification is sent to the sender, and the senderís email domain is added to your blacklist.Future messages sent from any address in this domain will now automatically be rejected.Example: everyone@spammer.com

 

 

If you have any questions please contact the IS Help Desk at helpdesk@indemand.com or 646-638-8394.