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Turn USFamily.Net Bulk Mail Filter
On or Off for a Mailbox 

The USFamily.Net Bulk Mail Filter eliminates most unsolicted bulk email  known as "SPAM". 
You may turn the Bulk Mail Filter on or off at any time, or mark bulk mail and download it into a bulk mail folder. (See below)

Enter your USFamily.Net account (usf-xxx-xx or company account #)

Enter your full USFamily.Net mailbox address:

Mailbox password (this is your email password not the one we assigned for the dialer and your account)

Turn Mail Filter: for this mailbox.



Bulk Mail Folder Setup.

If you wish to download all mail, including Bulk Mail, we recommend that you set your mailbox to mark the emails that come from those suspicious sources by selecting the "Mark Bulk Mail" option above. This will allow your email program to automatically move that email to a separate folder on your PC.    Downloading all email allows you to verify all emails in case you think one or more addresses are inadvertantly marked as bulk sources.

If you are using Outlook Express, we have provided a program below that you can download to create the Bulk folder and automatically move the marked email into it. If you have not done so already, we recommend that you download that program and run it now.

Download Bulk Mail Folder Setup For Outlook Express

In the event you find email in your Bulk mail folder that you believe should have been delivered to your normal inbox, you may unblock it at:

Manual Setup Instructions for Bulk Mail Folder

If you do not use Outlook Express, or wish to  "manually" setup a bulk mail folder, the instructions may be found here:

Highlight "Local Folders" by clicking on it
Click right mouse button, then select "New Folder"
Enter "Bulk" as "Folder Name" and click "OK"

Click on:
Tools -> Message Rules -> Mail

If you already have rules set up, you will need to click:
(if no rules were set up, the New rule dialog is automatically launched)

Under "Select the Conditions for your rule", mark the checkbox:
"Where the Subject line contains specific words"

Under "Select the Actions for your rule", mark the checkbox:
"Move it to the specified folder"

Under "Rule Description (Click on an underlined value to edit it)"
Click on the link:
"contains specific words"
and click "Add", then click "OK"

Under "Rule Description (Click on an underlined value to edit it)"
Click on the link:
Highlight the newly created "Bulk" folder by clicking on it
(if necessary), then click "OK"

The Rule Description should now read:
Apply this rule after the message arrives
Where the Subject line contains 'BULK:'
Move it to the Bulk folder

Click "OK" twice to dismiss the "Message Rules" windows