HORDE: E-mail filters management

General information about e-mail filters

Every incoming e-mail is filtered by some e-mail filter rules (spam, vacation, forward, filters, personal filter rules). You can manage them using SISSA webmail service (Horde or Roundcube) ONLY.
All e-mail clients (alpine, thunderbird, etc.) filter rules work after the rules managed through webmail service, so any e-mail client can not overwrite or overtake the rules fixed/managed through webmail service.

Please note: the settings defined using Horde are not exportable to Roundcube and viceversa.
After defining a rule through webmail service, this will be active until when you change or overwrite it. The activated filters are the ones which have been saved for last.

  • Setting/modifying a configuration (filters too) using Roundcube will overwrite Horde rules and viceversa. To avoid any problem, to modify/enable/disable your e-mail filter rules use always the same webmail service. NOT BOTH!! For example: you have NOT to set forward and vacation with Horde and then spam filter settings with Roundcube… or viceversa.
  • You can read/send/manage your e-mails using Roundcube, and use the filter settings set through Horde without any problem.

warning! Some e-mail folders are created during the account creation: Drafts, Junk, Sent, Trash. Please do not delete, rename or change anything related to these e-mail folders, otherwise the antispam filter and other e-mail functions could not work correctly using alpine or webmail.

2011/08/30 12:41 · Marina Picek

WEBMAIL FILTER RULE ORDER: you can change the order of your filters rules clicking on the arrows on the right of each filter name. We kindly suggest to keep your Spam Filter rule on the first position.

2011/08/30 12:26 · Marina Picek

a) On the webmail login page https://webmail.sissa.it, select horde.

b) On the left sidebar:

  • 1) expand the Mail item with a click on the plus sign on the left of Mail item;
  • 2) then select Filters.

Expand the Mail item, then select Filters item...

2011/08/30 10:32 · Marina Picek

c) You will obtain the access to the Existing rules window.

Blacklist, Spam, Forward, Vacation

This is the standard Existing rules setting: Blacklist (disabled), Spam (enabled), Forward (disabled), Vacation (disabled).
Standard existing rules setting as described before...
Here you can:

  • change rules order clicking on the arrows of the Move column (we kindly suggest you to keep always your Spam Filter rule on the first position);
  • edit a rule, selecting the rule name [ Edit rule name ];
  • disable a rule, clicking on the green check of the Enabled column of the rule name line;
  • enable a rule, clicking on the red X mark of the Enabled column of the rule name line.


Your existing personal filter rules

About your existing personal filter rules (not Blacklist, Spam, Forward, Vacation) you can:

  • delete a your personal rule, selecting the wastebasket on the left of your rule name;

Delete one of your personal rule clicking on its wastebasket (on the left of its name)...

  • copy an existing personal filter rule in a new one, selecting the two little sheets of paper on the left of your rule name.

Copy one of your personal rule in a new one clicking on the two little sheets of paper on the left of your rule name...





How to create a new personal filter rule using HORDE

Automatic delivering into a folder checking incoming e-mails using HORDE

In the following example all incoming e-mails from a specific sender (in the example joan@square.it) will be automatically placed in an already existing folder (in the example marina).

To create a new destination folder before continuing, please see the page: How to create a new folder, manage a folder, subfolders using HORDE

a) On the webmail login page https://webmail.sissa.it, select horde.

b) On the left sidebar:

  • 1) expand the Mail item with a click on the plus sign on the left of Mail item;
  • 2) then select Filters.

Expand the Mail item, then select Filters item...

2011/08/30 10:32 · Marina Picek


c) You will obtain the access to the Existing rules window, click on New Rule.
Select New Rule...


d) Fill in/choose carefully the contents of Filter Rule window fields:

  • 1) fill in the Rule Name: field with a name as you like (with this name -later- you will be able to identify this rule in the Existing rules window);
  • 2) choose: From into Select a field drop-down list, … the content of the window will change

Choose property the content of the drop-down lists of Filter Rule Window ...

Changing the content of the drop down list, a field will appear then ...

  • and you will be able to choose into Contains drop-down list Equal to, then in the last field on the same line write the full e-mail address on which you wish to activate this filter (for example joan@square.it).

You have to be sure about the validity of the e-mail address to insert...


e) Always on Filter Rule window:

  • 1) in the Do this: section, into the first drop-down list select Deliver to folder:, it will appear a new drop-down list on the right;
  • 2) select an existing folder name of the list (for example marina);
  • 3) at the end, click on Save.

Choose an existing folder name...


f) The horde webmail service will inform you that the new rule is active:
“ Changes saved. Script successfully activated ” .
Check the returned status...

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