Barracuda Spam Filter

Barracuda Spam Filter provided by West Central Technology is a top-of-the-line defense for your email. Each day, 88 billion spam emails are sent globally. To help protect you, Barracuda actively scans and monitors all incoming email for potentially harmful or unwanted mail.


How to Use Barracuda for Email Filtering

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While Barracuda is good at identifying unwanted mail, at times it will mistakenly flag mail you wish to receive and quarantine those messages. If this happens, don’t be alarmed; those messages can easily be released from quarantine and delivered.

Frequently Asked Questions About Barracuda

How can I block an email or sender?

There are multiple methods to block a sender.

If you have a message inside a quarantine notification email that you know is bad, you can click the BLOCK LIST to add the sender's full email address to your individual email without affecting others inside your company.

If there is a whole domain you want to block, that is possible too. Should it be blocked for just you or would it benefit the entire company to be blocked? Let us assist you, open a support ticket so we can help.

I have an email that was quarantined or blocked, how do I retrieve it?

If an email is quarantined, it will show up in your next quarantine notification email. From there, you can click "Deliver" to send the message.

If an email is blocked, you do not receive a quarantine notification for it. You will need to open a support ticket with West Central Technology so they can review the reason why it was blocked.

How do I manage my quarantine emails?

To view and manage your quarantined emails you have two options.

The first option is to find a previous spam notification message and click the View Message Log button located in the lower right corner. This will automatically launch a web page and log you into the portal.

The second option is to go to Here you will need to login. Typically, with your Microsoft 365 username and password.

What if I am not receiving an email I am expecting?

There are multiple reasons why you might not be receiving emails. Open a ticket with West Central Technology so we can review the cause and work to resolve it.

How often do I receive a quarantine notification email?

Each company can be configured differently for when and how frequently it receives quarantine messages. The default configuration is every hour; however, at the time of deployment, this could have been customized to better suit your company's needs. Contact West Central Technology support to ask about your company's settings.

What can I do if I have an email that I think is phishing or dangerous?

If you are a customer who utilizes our KnowBe4 product, simply click the Phish Alert button located on your Outlook Ribbon. This will send West Central Technology a copy of the message for us to review.

If you are not a KnowBe4 customer, you may forward the email to [email protected] and describe your concerns. A ticket will be automatically generated so we can review the content and help you determine if it is a risk.

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