Install Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Do you know how to obtain and install junk e-mail filter in Microsoft Outlook 2003?
To install junk e-mail filter, you can browse through the Microsoft website for a package which is easily available and then run it in your PC. By default, junk e-mail filter in Microsoft Outlook is turned on and the protection level is set to Low. This level is designed to catch only the most apparent junk e-mail messages. You can make the filter more insistent, but if you do so it may catch genuine messages sometimes. Any message that is caught by this feature is moved to a special junk e-mail folder. You should review messages in junk e-mail folder from time to time to confirm that they are not the lawful messages that you want to see. Junk e-mail eliminates spam from your mailbox using inbuilt filtering capabilities. The junk mail feature is highly precise when set on High and you can adjoin specific addresses or domains to Safe Senders, Safe Recipients and Blocked Senders lists.
Steps to create and disable junk e-mail filter in Microsoft Outlook and more about the working of the same are given below:
- Working of junk e-mail filter
- Create and disable junk e-mail
- Best practices for managing junk e-mail
Working of junk e-mail filter
Junk e-mail filter in Microsoft Outlook can either erase the spam causing the recipient to lose the false positives or put all the spam into one huge folder where the false positives are buried in thousands of spam where they will not be found ever. It grades the spam and non-spam into numerous levels and treats them all differently. This system differentiates among low scoring spam and high scoring spam. It splits out the low scoring spam and delivers it to the recipient, but it would tag it as low scoring spam.
Create and disable junk e-mail
In order to enable junk e-mail filter, open Microsoft Outlook and select 'Tools'. On the Preferences property sheet, you have to click on 'Junk E-mail' button. In the options property that opens, you can set junk e-mail protection level to Low, High or Safe Lists Only. Click on 'OK' two times to close 'Junk E-mail Options' and Options dialogs and save changes. Sometimes, if junk e-mail filter is left on in Microsoft Outlook, people notice that they are missing e-mails and it takes a while to figure out. So, to disable the same, at first click 'Actions' followed by junk e-mail and in Junk E-mail Options you can choose 'No automatic filtering' and hit 'OK'.
To get hold of the maximum protection possible from junk e-mail filter and other improved privacy features, set the protection level of junk e-mail filter to High or to Safe Lists Only. Also keep your junk e-mail filter updated and block images in HTML messages that spammers use as Web beacons. Furthermore, turn off automatic processing of meeting requests and delivery receipts. Additionally, remember to disguise your e-mail address when you post it to a newsgroup, chat room, bulletin board, or other public location and watch out for check boxes that are already selected too.
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