Initializing and Activating Comodo AntiSpam
The first time your computer boots up with Comodo AntiSpam installed, you will be prompted to configure Comodo AntiSpam.
Step 1 : Selecting Your AntiSpam Passcode
The first initialization screen is where you enter your AntiSpam Passcode. Your Passcode is visible to unauthorized senders. Therefore, you should not use a Passcode or password that you also use for any secure account access (bank, website passwords, etc). Examples of good AntiSpam Passcodes include: BLUE, orange, poodle, LIGHT,… Your AntiSpam Passcode is not case-sensitive.
Note: Please ensure that the AntiSpam Passcode which you enter in the Configuration screen does NOT match with the following keywords: Comodo, AntiSpam, Computer, Passcode, Email, Spam, Spammer, Alert, Authentication, Technology and Junk and should NOT be your name or email address.
After entering your passcode, select the manner in which your passcode has to be sent to the unknown sender for authentication. See Passcode Authentication Technology for more details.
If you select:
Graphical Passcode – The image of the passcode is sent. This means that the sender has to identify the characters from the image and type the passcode in order to respond to the challenge/response mail.
Text Passcode - The passcode is sent in a text format. The sender can simply click reply, as the passcode will already be in the mail, or can copy it from the mail in order to respond to the challenge/response mail.
Secret Passcode - The passcode is not sent with the challenge response mail. The sender has to type the passcode that he/she has acquired from the recipient beforehand by some other method of communication in order to respond to the challenge/response mail.
You can also Enable/Disable AntiSpam protection by selecting Enabled or Disabled in this interface.
Selecting Show Progress in this interface instructs the application to show the progress of different processes like importing address databases etc.
Step 2 : Importing Your Address Book
The second initialization screen is where you import your email address book. Simply select the email application you are using and press the 'Import Address Book' button. All addresses in your email address book will be imported to the Authentication Database and are designated as Allow Email From.
Step 3 : Adding Distribution Lists
The third and final initialization screen is where you add distribution lists to the Authentication Database. If you subscribe to any email distribution lists (also known as reflectors), it is important to enter them here. This in effect authorizes all of the subscribers to a distribution list to send you email when posting messages to the distribution list. Whenever you subscribe to a distribution list, you should add the distribution list to the Authentication Database. See The Authentication Database for details on how to add addresses directly to the Authentication Database.
Step 4 : Quarantine Database Reminder
Read the reminder carefully and click on 'Next' button.
Step 5 : Import Email Accounts
You can import email accounts from your email client. Comodo AntiSpam discovers all accounts of the client and provides you with possibility to import them (or some of them) into Comodo AntiSpam database. Select the account(s) by checking the box alongside it's name and click on 'Next' button.
A configuration complete dialog box is displayed. Click 'Finish'.
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