Microsoft Outlook 2010: How to enable the Junk E-Mail Filter on Windows 7?
Are you using Microsoft Outlook 2010 on your Windows 7 PC? Well then you can customize the settings to enable the application to accept or reject particular mails that it may consider junk or spam and therefore unsafe to be in your inbox. Microsoft Outlook 2010 is set with Junk E-Mail Filter which you can activate so as to boost the security coverage of your mailbox. This feature does not stop the delivery of junk or spam mails, rather sends such mails to your junk e-mail folder, without you having to intervene. You can visit this folder to look for useful mails, if the application may have mistakenly identified and sent one here.
If this feature isn’t activated on your application or it has been disabled, here is how you can enable the junk e-mail filter on Microsoft Outlook 2010 on your Windows 7 PC:
1. Open Microsoft Outlook 2010.
2. Click on the “Home menu.
3. Click on the “Junk button.
4. Select “Junk E-mail Options from the drop down list.
5. Choose a level of protection on the “Options tab.
a. If you want to delete messages rather than move them to the Junk E-Mail folder, select the “Permanently Delete Suspected Junk E-Mail Instead Of Moving It To The Junk E-Mail Folder check box.
b. Select the “Disable Links And Other Functionality In Phishing Messages check box to protect against common phishing schemes.
c. If you want to be warned when a domain name appears to be spoofed, select “Warn Me About Suspicious Domain Names In E-Mail Addresses.
6. Click “OK to apply the filter changes.
By customizing the junk e-mail filter, you can set the feature to best suit your preference and requirements. Also, by accessing the same Options tab, you can set the application to increase or decrease the level of protection of your mailbox.
To help you recall the solution steps mentioned above, here is a short video that you can check out…