Installation and first steps
- Close any Outlook windows that are open.
- Run the msi-file. This will begin the installation process. Simply follow
the on-screen instructions. For WinXP you need administrative privileges for the
installation, for Windows Vista and Windows 7 User Account Control asks for permissions
to install the filter.
- Start Microsoft Outlook again.
- After installing, you'll see a new ribbon tab "Spartacus" with two buttons
to show the SpartacusFilter log file and to display this User Manual (Help):
- After starting please move all (previously) identified spam mails into the "Junk
E-mail" folder. Now you're ready to filter some spam! Whenever new mail is received,
SpartacusFilter checks each one and determines whether or not it's spam. If it's
spam, it is automatically moved into the Junk E-mail folder. Otherwise
it remains in the Inbox. When you identify new spam at the Inbox move them into
the Junk E-mail folder. You can highlight multiple items and move them all at once
if you want.
The more spam you delete, the better Spartacus is at identifying it. The probability
for detecting spam mails is more than 99%.
- It's a good idea to periodically check the Junk E-mail folder for real email that
was misidentified. That's what a "false positive" is - a real email that is falsely
identified as spam. Please move the mail back to the Inbox. The Filter then corrects
Typically, Spartacus gets very few false positives, less than 0.1 %.
Configuration and optimization
To prevent some confusion we recommend to disable the Outlook Junk Mail Filtering
by setting the Junk Filter to "No Automatic Filtering. Mails from blocked senders
is still moved to the Junk E-mail folder." (See "Junk"->"Junk E-mail-Options...")
Spartacus writes a logfile for all spam removal actions. To display these information
click on "Show Spartacus Log" at the Spartacus ribbon tab.
SpartacusFilter for Outlook 2010/2013 does not support IMAP- and HTTP-Accounts for the
moment. You can run SpartacusFilter with Microsoft Exchange and SMTP/POP3 servers