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Spam Filtering Guide
How to Filter Spam on the Server.

If you use POP3, we recommend setting a filter on your e-mail client
to filter messages with a subject beginning with ***SPAM***.  If you
primarily read mail using IMAP or Webmail, you probably will want to
filter spam on the server instead.

These instructions walk you through filtering spam messages to a
folder called Junk on our server.  You should subscribe to the Junk
folder and check it occasionally using IMAP or Webmail.  There is no
way to access the Junk folder with POP3, although you may access your
INBOX with POP3 (minus the spam).

  1. Log in to Webmail by visiting
    Enter your username and password (
  2. The following page will appear. Click the Email Filtering button.
  3. When the page loads, click the Create New Filter button:
  4. Enter the following in the boxes outlined in red (note: they will not be red on the page. The outlines are just for reference)
    Filter Name: junk
    begins with
    Deliver to folder
    Click the Change button
    Junk (field fills in as /.Junk - this is correct)
    The press the Activate button
  5. To subscribe, click the Home button in the upper left corner:

  6. Click 'Read Mail using SquirrelMail'
  7. Click 'Folders'
  8. Under Unsubscribe/Subscribe, click on 'junk' to highlight it, then click the 'Subscribe' button
  9. Refresh the page (press F5, or hit the Refresh/Reload button in your browser) to update the folder list in the left sidebar. You should now see Junk below the other folders.

Whats New?

2010.11.01 Digital telephone & PBX services expanded
Over the summer of 2010 OpenAccess has rolled out digital telephone service for ourselves, affiliated companies and a few customers who were willing to be 'guinea pigs'.  Overall things went better than we expected and we are now opening up our digital telephone service plans to more customers.

2010.10.21 IPv6 Transition
OpenAccess will be having a mid range time line for adoption and implementation of IPv6.  As most people know who are reading this, there is a certain 'chicken & egg' problem with IPv6 in as much for any organization to move to IPv6 requires that other organizations have moved to IPv6.

2010.07.15 NAS.COM wholesale VPS and WebHosting services
This fall, OpenAccess will be re-purposing the '' domain name to provide VPS and WebHosting services, primarily wholesale to web developers. If you have an e-mail address, or a personal website located at, those services will continue be supported although we will not be accepting new accounts.

2010.02.22 Joomla auto install wizard now available.
Due to popular request, we now have a Joomla auto-installer available on our newer cPanel® servers.  This allows customers to quickly and easily install Joomla on their website.  The auto-installer is available under the 'site software' section in the administrative interface of your webhosting account.

2009.10.25 OpenAccess begins internal testing for Windows 2008 Server hosting solutions.
OpenAccess is happy to finally be able to announce that we are beginning internal testing of cPanelŽ/Enkompass as a platform for our customers to be able to deliver Windows(c) 2008 Server solutions on.

2007.09.26 Changes in paper billing system.
Effective January 1st 2008 we will be doing what most of our competitors have been doing for years and adding a $1.00 surcharge for paper invoices.

2007.05.30 New web servers in production.
In May we got two new web servers in production. These machines are based out of our facilities in Seattle and were needed as we have about hit capacity on our existing webhosting infrastructure.

2007.03.15 Additional nationwide and global network capacity added.
OpenAccess is glad to announce that we have put into production a new circuit providing us with direct Tier-1 nationwide and global Internet transport.

2007.01.17 Verizon DSL speed upgrades complete
Today we did the work to convert all NAS.COM customers over to our faster connection into Verizon. Everybody should be seeing performance increases.

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