Configuration - First start
When starting Outlook the first time after installing Disruptor OL,
you will get a Welcome screen:
Choose your style of installation! The first one is the easy one: One
click and it's up running. That's all.
Manual install guide
After starting Outlook a new button in the main toolbar should show
It shows the main Disruptor OL menu.
Details about the menu items can be found here.
If it is the first time, you need to enter 'SETUP' and walk throu
Every panel has usefull presets, so it is almost nowhere needed
to change anything.
BUT: all features are disabled for security
Let's start the configuration:
You need to enable Disruptor OL.
Then choose a prefix you want to mark Spam with. This is not really
needed, if you let Disruptor OL move the spam into another folder. But
it is helpfull, if you don't let Disruptor OL move the message.
Next you can choose a folder where Disruptor OL shall move the Spam
into. Do not try to enter a folder name, use the 'Folders...'-button
to select or to create a folder. I suggest NOT to use the folder for
deleted items, because you might get false positives.
There is no need to add Outlook rules.
If you already have rules that move messages out of the inbox into
other folders, Disruptor OL has difficulties to catch those messages.
Please add extra monitors for these folders, if they need to be spam-checked.
Now switch to the 'Spam-Detectors' Page:
Enable the DNSBL. Don't do anything more.
Warning: Do not turn on more DNSBLs until
you fully understand what different types of DNSBLs exist and what certain
task they accomplish. The best way to turn on addition
DNSBLs is by waiting for a false negative
and use 'Check DNSBLs'
to catch this type of spam.
Now switch to the BLAST-Filter page:
Enable it, if you want to use it. Perhaps you should read how it works
and about its drawbacks .
To be able to make a decision, you can enable it but set the activate
trigger to a very high value you might not reach within a to short time.
So BLAST starts learning but does not harm.
Now switch to the 'Duplicates messages' page:
Check it, if you receive lots of duplicate message. This is a not very
common problem, but it happens....
Now have a look at the 'special settings' page:
You might want to leave some message types unchecked. Check those!
But be warned: some Spammers send 'personal' and 'private' messages,
You are done now! Click OK and save the settings.
One word of warning: Do not mess around
with DNSBLs or Filters unless you really know what you are doing! Some
blocking lists and filters have special purpose or are very (did I say
very?) strict. It is more save to take the 'check'-way
from the Disruptor OL-menu and check it directly by testing it on a
single message. Test it with messages that are NOT
The whitelist, auto-whitelist and blacklist are enabled by default.
No need to change it.
You might take a look at the message security page:
You might enable it and let Disruptor OL secure external links. 'Secure
only spam' is a wise choise. For the beginning, don't mess around with
file security, it could interfer with an existing virus scanner.
Just have a last look on the extras page:
You might notice some usefull functions to remember later.
Now you should simply start using Disruptor OL and let it do its job.
Get used to the automated processing of items and watch the results.
In case of difficulties a good starting point is the F.A.Q.
To understand the variouse functions, I suggest to go to the front
page and read the -items.