SonicWALL® Anti-Spam Desktop delivers client-based anti-spam, anti-phishing protection for Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail clients on Windows-based desktops or laptops. With SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop, e-mail once again becomes a tool to enhance productivity-instead of a source of user frustration and administrative dread. SonicWALL has engineered costs out of Anti-Spam Desktop to deliver affordable world-class e-mail protection.
Blocks Spam and Phishing Email
When SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop is installed on a Windows-based system it acts as a plug-in to Outlook or Outlook Express. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates e-mail arriving via Exchange, POP, or IMAP to the Outlook or Outlook Express system, and prevents spam and phishing e-mail from reaching the Inbox.
SonicWALL currently supports the following platform/email client combinations for Anti-Spam Desktop. While Anti-Spam Desktop may operate on other platform/e-mail client combinations, such combinations are NOT supported.
- Windows Vista (32-bit): Outlook 2003 and 2007 (the Winmail e-mail client on Vista is not supported at this time)
- Windows XP: Outlook 2003 and 2007, Outlook Express 6.0
- Windows 2000: Outlook 2002 and 2003, Outlook Express 6.0
How SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop Works
Once installed, SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop will start each time the Outlook or Outlook Express e-mail client is started. Anti-Spam Desktop evaluates e-mail as it arrives, placing spam e-mail in the Junk Mail folder, phishing e-mail in Phishing Mail folder, and legitimate e-mail in the Inbox. With the Challenge/Response option, challenged e-mail will be placed in the Challenged Mail folder.
If a spam message does get delivered to the Inbox, users simply highlight the message and select the "Junk" button to remove it from the Inbox. This also adds the sender to a blocked list so that future e-mail from this sender is blocked as spam. Should a legitimate e-mail unintentionally be placed in Junk Mail folder, the user may simply highlight the message and select the "Unjunk" button. This action will also add the sender to an allowed list so that future e-mail from that person is delivered correctly.
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