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Does anyone know of a quick way to purge the @uwaterloo.ca email account of junk mail? I'm a returning student and would like to be able to use this address again, but the spam is driving me crazy and Blacklisting hasn't helped much. Maybe I have to resort to my @alumni.uwaterloo address which I receive at my gmail account.

Any help would be appreciated :)
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Date:September 11th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Just forward it too to your gmail account. That's what I did when I was a student and that's how I still receive emails from the university because I haven't gotten around to setting up an @alumni address.
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Date:September 11th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm a little concerned about doing this, because my gmail account will get swamped with the spam that my uwaterloo address is getting.
Date:September 11th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Not if it's spam-spam - Gmail will count it as spam and you won't see it.
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Date:September 11th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
If you're using the mailservices email account, you can log in to the Squirrelmail interface https://mailservices.uwaterloo.ca/webmail/src/login.php then pick Filters from the top menu, Add a New SPAM Rule, tune it however you like, and choose STOP.

Put this rule ahead of forwarding the rest of your email to Gmail and you'll leave a lot of your junk mail behind on the UW Waterloo server -- check it once in a while to make sure you're not missing anything important that was marked incorrectly as spam -- leaving the bulk of what gets sent to your Gmail account as at least theoretically useful mail.
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