Exercise 2.19: Administrator controlled allow-block lists for inbound mail messagesAdded by IBM on September 20, 2013 | Version 1
|You can set filters to control inbound internet mail from specific addresses, and evaluate addresses and expressions allowed in filters.
IBM SmartCloud Notes
® (SmartCloud Notes
) allows the filtering of inbound internet mail, by address, to control receipt of mail. Administrators may set filters by individual address or address groupings, and either allow or deny mail from these addresses.
In this exercise, you will:
- Set filters to control inbound internet mail from specific addresses
- Evaluate addresses and address expressions allowed in filters
Parent topic: Messaging configuration options in IBM SmartCloud Notes
Previous topic: Exercise 2.18: Controlling mail routing to the Internet
Next topic: Exercise 2.20: Administrator settings for trash management and soft-delete
|Filter||A control on an internet address or addresses for the purpose of allowing or denying receipt of mail|
- Log on to the service using the e-mail address and password of a SmartCloud Notes user with the Administrator role.
- If your user account also has the User role, click Administration -> Manage Organization at the top of the dashboard. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
- Click Lotus Notes.
- Click Account Settings.
- Click Email Filters.
- Perform the following steps to create each filter you want to use:
- Click Add New Filter.
- Select Allow and type a filter name.
- Type at least one sender address or address expression. To separate multiple entries, press Enter or type a comma. Click OK.
- The new filter will be saved with a green check mark icon. Click Add New Filter.
- Select Block and type a descriptive filter name. In the Sender addresses box, type an address to block. Click OK.
- Your new filters will display but will not yet be active.
- Review the following table which shows examples of addresses and address expressions allowed in filters.
- To move a filter to a different location in the list, drag the filter or use the arrows. If you create multiple filters and more than one matches the address of a sender, the first filter in the list that matches is applied to e-mail from the sender.
- Click Save Changes.
- Result: The changes take effect immediately.
|How would you set a filter that blocks email sent from the individual addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org?|
|How would you set a filter that blocks email from any subdomain of renovations.com, for example, email from email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org? It should not block email from the parent domain, for example, from email@example.com.|
|How would you set a filter that allows all email from the renovations.com domain?|| |
|How would you set a filter that blocks email from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com but allows all other email from the renovations.com domain?|| |