Is there a rule to forward spam email to the Outlook junk folder?

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I have set up a Linux spam gateway in front of my Exchange 2003 server. It is very efficient and marks spam email by tagging the subject line as “spam.” After the email is tagged, it is sent to the Exchange 2003 server. I would like all email tagged as spam to be automatically sent to the clients’ Junk folders Microsoft Outlook 2003. I have used the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) and created a Spam Confidence Level (SCL) rule that adds an SCL ranking of 5 to each message that has the word “spam” in the subject line. I set the "move to archive" as 9, and "move to Junk" as 5 in the IMF settings. Additionally, I configured Microsoft Outlook to show me the SCL values so that I can track what’s going on. The “move to Junk folder” rule worked just fine. However, if an email has an SCL ranking higher than 9 it gets archived. I want it to go to the Junk folder instead. How can I do this? Would it work if I changed the gateway setting of the Exchange IMF to "No Action?” Is there a script that will allow me to insert such a rule into the Microsoft Outlook client as an ordinary "rules and alerts" rule? I simply want email tagged as spam to forward to the Junk folder without losing any email, even junk email. I have 50 PCs and have no problem manually inserting that rule into each PC’s Outlook 2003. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Try switching the numbers around. It sounds like sending the mail to junkmail is “higher” on the food chain. I.e. If the SCL score is only 5 Archive but if it is 9 send it to junkmail.

Of course, the numbers are just a re-use of the numbers you stated– they can be what ever you want. basically, look at it from a perspective of severity. The more severe a score the more likely you want it to send the message to the junk mail folder.

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  • Arcesilaus
    Yes, if you set the Gateway setting to "No Action", no e-mails will be archived or blocked. Alle SCL-scores will be delivered to the Junk Mail folder. Just a question: You mention that you created a Spam Confidence Level (SCL) rule that adds an SCL ranking of 5 to each message that has the word “spam” in the subject line. Can I ask how you did that?
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