Proofpoint SPAM Settings & Scoring

To access safe and blocked senders settings, click on the Lists button at the bottom left of your screen. You will see your Safelist/Blocklist settings under My Lists.

You can type a specific email address or domain name (follows the @) to always receive email sent from this address in the Safe Senders List section. Press the New button and a drop-down will allow you to add the new item to your Safe Senders list. Specify the email address or domain and click Save.

You can type a specific email address or domain name (follows the @) to always block email sent from this address in the Blocked Senders List section. Press the New button and a drop-down will allow you to add the new item to your Safe Senders list. Specify the email address or domain and click Save.

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Select the Profile tab (bottom left corner) to view and modify, if necessary, the Spam and Language settings for your account.

When messages come through the ufl.edu mail server, the spam scoring software will give the message a score from 0 to 100. Once the message is scored, all messages scoring from 0 to 49 – messages least likely to be spam – will be delivered to mailboxes.

From there, you can determine how much additional incoming mail (scoring 50 to 100) that you wish to have available for your review by setting spam protection at High ,Medium or Low. Medium will be the default setting for all mailboxes. Individuals can change this if they wish to be able to review more incoming mails.

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Exchange users will still receive the familiar Quarantine Summary message each day announcing that you have received mail that fits your spam protection setting. You will be able to click on a link to the Quarantine folder, just as you can now, to review any items that have scored over 49 that have met your spam protection criteria. Depending on the protection level you select, messages scoring from 50 to 79 will not be delivered to your mailbox but to your Quarantine folder.

Mail suspected of significant spam content is distributed according to the table below:

Setting Level

Score

Action

High Spam Protection

80-100

Deleted

50-79

Placed in Spam Quarantine

Medium Spam Protection

99-100

Deleted

50-98

Placed in Spam Quarantine

Low Spam Protection

50-100

Placed in Spam Quarantine