Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Using the Barracuda Spam Firewall

Barracuda can be a helpful spam management tool. This will give some tips on how to use Barracuda.
The Barracuda access URL is https://mailfilter.cgu.edu. From there, you can log in or download the Outlook add-in (fig. 1)

When the add-in is installed, it will show up in Outlook. The “Mark as Spam” and “Mark as Not Spam” buttons will help Barracuda learn which emails to block or let through (fig. 2). To login, the username is your email address. If you don’t know your password, you can click the “Create New Password” button and it will be sent to your email (fig. 3) Once logged into Barracuda, you can edit your blacklist and whitelist as well as change your spam settings. Email addresses and domains on the blacklist will be automatically blocked and whitelisted addresses and domains will be automatically sent through (fig. 4).

The email scoring system determines how aggressive Barracuda is at blocking possible spam. Remember that the lower the number, the more possibility Barracuda will tag/quarantine/block possible spam (fig. 5).

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