Microsoft Outlook Add-In
There is an optional Microsoft Outlook Add-In module that provides some direct spam functionality in the Microsoft Outlook application. In order to use this plugin, the computer must have the minimum requirements. Net Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher, Outlook 2007 or higher, Windows XP or higher.
You can install the OmegaShieldForOutlook.msi plug-in by downloading it from the website listed below (please note that you may require administrator access to your computer in order to install software).
After installing the Omega Shield Add-In, it should prompt you to configure it. If it doesn’t, or you skip the configuration, you can get to it by going to the Add-ins tab in Outlook:
- Click Options to setup your account.
- Enter the URL as omegashield.omegacloud.ca
- Enter the Port Number as 443 and HTTP Timeout 10
- Enter your email address and Password that was sent or set by you the step above.
- Click SAVE
- Optionally, you can tell Omega Shield to send email marked as Spam to your Junk Folder in Outlook, although we would not recommend this option of you do not already use your Junk Folder.
- Check show success and report notifications should be checked.
- Click Exit
The new Outlook Add-in will be a new Tab under ADD-INS.
Flag as SPAM – Highlight an email and the click Flag as SPAM. This will train Omega Shield to recognize this email as SPAM in the future. This will not add them to your blacklists.
Flag as HAM (non-SPAM) – Highlight an email and the click Flag as HAM. This will train Omega Shield to recognize this email as good in the future. This will not add them to your whitelists.
To Add to Blacklist or Whitelist
Highlight an email and the click Blacklist or Whitelist.
You will be prompted to Add or Remove it from the list.
(Whitelist example show on right)
To Remove from Blacklist or Whitelist
Highlight an email and the click Whitelist or Blacklist.
You will be prompted to Add or Remove from this list.
To Check if an Email is Listed on Black or White list
Highlight an email and click Check Listed. This will tell you if that email is black or white listed.
If they are on the list, you will see a response 1 entry exists. 1 refers to how many emails were selected when you click on Check Listed.
If you highlighted two emails and clicked Check Listed, you may get two responses like 1 whitelist exists and 1 is not on User Blacklist or Whitelist.
Request Quarantine Report – If you require a recent quarantine report to see if any mail is sitting in quarantine before the next daily report, click this to receive a report. Please note that this time that you will NOT receive a report if there are no items in quarantine. It is hoped this will be addressed in the next version of the Omega Shield Service.