Anti-Spam Services (Respite)

The Rensselaer Enterprise Spam Interdiction TEchnology (RESPITE) server scans all email addressed to and for spam and viruses. Scanning includes comparing the connecting computer against lists of known spam sources, and against lists of computers believed compromised by so-called spambots. In addition, each messages is assigned a spam score based on message characteristics.

Individual recipients have control over the strictness of the anti-spam setting and what actions should be taken when a message has been detected as probable spam. Individual recipients can also configure RESPITE to always accept (``whitelist''), or reject (``blacklist''), email from particular senders or domains.

Any message failing the virus test is rejected. The anti-virus settings cannot be customized.