Learn why the junk mail folder goes missing in Microsoft® Outlook Express
What are the reasons behind the disappearance of the junk mail folder in Microsoft Outlook Express? Also, learn how to control junk mails in Microsoft Outlook Express.
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail and news client used in all versions of Internet Explorer and other operating systems. It is specially used by home users who could access e-mails by connecting to an ISP. It can be used for different types of protocols namely Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), Post Office Protocol (POP3), Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP), etc. It enables to seamlessly send and receive e-mail messages. It can import e-mail settings, contacts and even e-mail messages. It can also receive e-mail from multiple e-mail accounts and create inbox rules in order to manage the e-mail messages. It helps to make customized messages with graphics.
The following is the need for Junk Mail folder, reasons why it goes missing in Microsoft Outlook Express and tips to control the junk mails in Microsoft Outlook Express:
- Need for Junk Mail folder in Microsoft Outlook Express
- Missing issue of Junk Mail folder
- Controlling Junk Mails
Need for Junk Mail folder in Microsoft Outlook Express
In Microsoft Outlook Express, Junk E-mail filter is available by default. Its security level is usually set to Low. It is used to get junk e-mail messages which are moved to the Junk E-mail folder. The Junk E-mail folder is available for messages that are not legitimate. Junk E-mail folder converts the messages to plain text format and disables any links. When messages are moved out of Junk E-mail folders, its links are enabled and message format is restored automatically.
Missing issue of Junk Mail folder
If the Junk Mail folder is missing, it can be due to accidental deletion of the folder by the folder. The Junk Mail folder will not appear after it is deleted from the folder list. Most of the e-mail systems also delete Junk Mail folder every 10 days or every month. This way the Junk Mail folder with junk e-mail messages often go missing in the system.
Microsoft Outlook Express has an easy to use Block Sender feature. It lets users to stop a sender based on the sender’s e-mail address. In order to block a sender, select the message and click Block Sender option from the Message menu. It will then ask you to delete any messages from the blocked sender. Any more messages from the blocked sender are then moved to Deleted Items folder. Another way of controlling Junk Mails is by using Message Rules. Using message rules, one can delete messages from the blocked sender. It can delete messages with words that are not required in the Subject line of the message.
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