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Spam/Junk Email Tutorial

Setting Junk E-Mail Filters in Outlook 2003

In Outlook 2003, the Junk E-Mail Filter is turned on by default. The first time Outlook 2003 moves a message to the Junk E-mail folder, it will notify you with a dialog box.

To change junk e-mail settings in Outlook 2003:

  1. Launch Outlook.

  2. On the Tools menu, select Options

  3. In the Options dialog box, in the E-mail section, click Junk E-mail.spam email  Choose the level of junk e-mail message protection you want. By default it is set to Low. Please set it to High and click OK.

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4.    You can also add or remove email addresses or sending domains to the Safe Senders list. That list can be exported and imported to another computer.

To add a sender to your Safe Senders List, Safe Recipients Lists, or Blocked Senders List:

  1. Right-click on a message from the sender.

  2. Point to Junk E-mail, and click either Add Sender to Safe Senders List, Add Sender to Blocked Senders List, or Add Recipient to Safe Recipients Lists.

To remove a sender's address from the list of junk mail senders:

  1. Click on the message that you wish to mark as Not Junk

  2. Click on the Not Junk button in the Outlook toolbar.


Last Modified: 07/27/2010