Examples of Processing Rules

An Inbound processing rule for a host. A school administrator can set up an inbound processing rule that scans for offensive language in mail messages, that are being sent from non-local addresses, and delivers such messages to a special user account that can be reviewed by a faculty member.

An Outbound processing rule for a host. A school administrator can set up an outbound processing rule that will scan for offensive language or content in mail messages that are being sent out through IMail Server by a local user.

An Inbound processing rule for a list-server mailing list. A system administrator can set up an inbound processing rule for a list-server mailing list to scan the body of all messages addressed to the list for language that indicates that the mail came from a spammer or bulk mailer, and ignore any such messages. For example, the rule can search for one of these text strings:

An Inbound processing rule for an individual user. You could set up an inbound processing rule for a sporting goods salesman to have all messages with baseball, softball, bat, base, homerun, or cap in the Subject be automatically placed in his mailbox named baseball.

An Inbound processing rule combined with the Info Manager. You could set up an inbound processing rule to forward all mail containing the phrase "send info" to a particular mailbox named Requests in a user account named Sales. Then, you could set up the Info Manager to send out a generic response and also forward the mail to your company’s Sales Manager.