Windows® Mail Junk Filter
How does the junk e-mail filter of Windows Mail protect you from spam?
Junk mails are unwanted e-mail messages that arrive in your inbox without your consent. There are two types of junk mails. They are spam and phishing mails. Some e-mail messages might be phishing scams and some might carry viruses. Images in spam e-mail might turn out to be pornographic, or to include Web beacons, which can be adapted to secretly send a message back to the sender. You can use Windows Mail® junk e-mail filter to delete e-mail messages that are considered as junk e-mails or contain phishing elements. You should update the Windows Mail® junk e-mail filter for its better performance. These updates keep Microsoft® Windows Mail® up-to-date about which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail, and which messages may contain phishing content.
The following points will give you a clear idea regarding the Windows Mail® junk e-mail filter and tips to update it.
- How does it work?
- Updates from Microsoft via the Microsoft Update service
- System requirements
How does it work?
The automated junk e-mail filtering in Windows Mail scans each incoming message and if it is identified as potential spam or phishing e-mail it is moved to the Junk e-mail folder. A pop-up informs you of this. You can also configure the junk e-mail options, which is an added benefit. Junk e-mail box is added in addition to inbox, outbox, sent items, and draft folders. All e-mails that are suspicious in nature are automatically moved into this folder. The messages that are moved to Junk e-mail folders are automatically converted to plain text format and any links that they contain are disabled.
Updates from Microsoft via the Microsoft Update service
Microsoft Â works to help make computing as secure as possible for their customers. They provide monthly updates for Windows Mail, Junk E-mail and Phishing Filter. These updates keep Microsoft Windows Mail up-to-date about which e-mails should be regarded as junk e-mail, and which messages may contain phishing content.
For updating the Microsoft Windows Mail junk e-mail and phishing filter, certain system requirements should be met. Download is available to customers running genuine Microsoft Windows. Windows Vista users must pass Microsoft Genuine validation requirements to enable certain product features and to obtain non-security updates and product support from Microsoft.
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