Spam blocking in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
What is the spam blocking feature in Microsoft Outlook 2003?
In your mailbox you must get lot of spam, emails that annoy you as it unnecessarily occupies space in the mailbox making it look full. Even spam mails can also contain malware that may harm your computer system. So to avoid such mails Microsoft Outlook 2003 has introduced a new feature to block spam.
Guidelines to help lower the risk of getting spam and mention the benefits of spam blocking:
- The spam blocking feature of Microsoft Outlook 2003
- Provide guidelines to help lower the risk of getting spam
- Mention the benefits of spam blocking
The spam blocking feature of Microsoft Outlook 2003
Microsoft has introduced lot of new features to block the spam mails like Microsoft Junk Email Filter with Microsoft® SmartScreen technology. There few new techniques that can help block spam like Safe Sender List, Safe Recipients List, Blocked Senders List and Auto Update. If you get an email that is marked by mistake as junk mail by the filter, then you can add this mail to the Safe Sender List. You can easily block certain email addresses or domain names by listing them in the Blocked Senders List. Using the Safe Recipient List, you can add the email address or domain names as this list does not service junk mail. With the Auto Update feature, Microsoft Outlook® is automatically updated periodically to have the latest updates on junk emails.
Provide guidelines to help lower the risk of getting spam
You can lower the risk of getting spam mail by blocking those emails by using appropriate software that will help you. In a few of the mail providers there is a feature to block unwanted emails without the need to install software. You can also use email software that comes with built-in spam filtering. Keep the spam filtering feature ‘ON’ to block and avoid the spam emails. Always be careful about sharing your email and instant message address with anyone as there may be danger of identity theft.
The benefits of blocking the spam emails are that you provide complete protection to your computer system against all kinds of network attacks that may harm your system. Using the software that has built-in filters to block spam will ensure that your mailbox is not full of junk mail. Spam blocking even provides the feature to block images that may be inappropriate for children to see.
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