Pacific Grove Unified School District
PGUSD Anti-Virus and Anti-SPAM Programs
|The purpose of the email system
at PGUSD.ORG is to support the educational program of the District.
Viruses and SPAM email detract from this purpose.
The new program also permits us to prevent email from being passed third-hand from some outside computer through us to unsuspecting folks who thought we were the source of the spam. This is known as being an "open relay" and caused many systems to stop accepting email from us at all.
The only downside is that if you are home and
check your PGUSD email with a regular email program and try to reply to
someone other than a "pgusd.org" account, the computer blocks your
email because it is being relayed from an outside computer, through the
PGUSD computer and out to another address. The solution is to add
specific outside computers to the "approved" list of those who can
"relay" messages. (If PGUSD employees have this trouble, they can just
send an email from their home computer to email@example.com to get on the
approved list.) You can also use the convenient webmail feature of the
email program and send messages to email addresses inside and outside
In addition, their spam filters can learn to
block messages based on
more than the address and subject line. As pgusd.org users submit
their spam messages to firstname.lastname@example.org, the filters will learn to
identify more and more messages as spam. This will reduce the
overall amount of junk you get daily.
This page maintained for the PGUSD by Bruce Cates
Questions and comments to: email@example.com