How to Configure Junk Email Filter in Microsoft® Outlook 2010
Junk E-mail Filter is a spam filter in the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application. It helps the user in avoiding e-mails from unwanted senders and thus blocks the issues that can happen upon the system and the application. The purpose of the spam filter is to prevent the user from reading the junk e-mail messages and also block the import of such messages from the accounts. The user can also configure the spam filter options upon the Microsoft Outlook application. The user can categorize the e-mail sender addresses into three different groups depending upon the filtering options provided. They are safe senders, blocked senders and safe recipients. The junk filter option provided in the Microsoft Outlook interface provides more advanced functionalities to get rid of the junk e-mails.
Discussed below are some points related to configuring junk e-mail settings in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Creating default junk e-mail filter lists
- Configure using the group policy
- Configure by customization tools
Creating Default Junk Email Filter Lists
Open the Microsoft Outlook window and click on junk and junk e-mail options under the delete group in the home tab. Click add option at the safe senders tab and enter the e-mail address of the domain from which the e-mails are to be filtered. Repeat the steps explained above if the user wants to add more addresses. Click on export to file option and provide a name for the file. Repeat the steps for safe recipients tab and for blocked senders tab and provide unique file name for each of the lists.
Configure Using the Group Policy
In Group Policy the user should load the Microsoft Outlook 2010 template and then access the junk mail option from the preferences option at the Microsoft Outlook options. The user can configure the various options in the junk mail by clicking on the particular buttons and also by selecting the radio buttons. The protection level can also be enabled on the Microsoft Outlook from the group policy settings for the junk e-mails. The activation of the junk e-mail settings take place only after the user sets the junk e-mail import listing.
Configure by Customization Tools
Open the Microsoft Outlook 2010 application window and click on options at the ribbon interface. Now the user should click on preferences option and then on junk e-mail icon for opening the page for modifying the user settings in the Microsoft Office Customization Tool. Now double click on junk mail import list and then click enabled option. Click ok and then configure the settings for the junk e-mail options. After completing the configurations, click OK option and exit the wizard.
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