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Outlook 2007- Junk Email

Setting Junk Email Level
Setting Safe Sender, Safe Recipient, and Blocked Sender List
Setting Blocked International List


Junk Email Settings

There are four different levels of junk mail protection with Outlook. Safe Senders and Safe Recipients lists further help to identify and validate legitimate email along with Blocked Senders list to help you identify email addresses and domains that send you junk mail.

Your Junk E-mail folder is located in your folder list.

**NOTE - It is recommend that you OPEN and check/scan the email that is in your Junk E-mail folder/mailbox BEFORE you delete it.

Junk Email folder

1. Go to Tools menu -> Options -> Preference Tab -> Junk E-Mail button.

2. A Junk E-Mail Options dialog window will appear.

3. Choose the level of protection you want

  • No Automatic Filtering – no protection, all messages (except those in the Safe Sender and Safe Recipient list) will be delivered to your Inbox
  • Low – filters out the most obvious junk email by using predefined filters to scan the body and subject of messages to identify likely spam.
  • High – most junk email is filtered out, scans the message body and message header for likely indications that the message is spam (check your Junk Email folder before deleting as some regular email may have been filtered out).
  • Safe List Only – only messages with senders in your Safe Senders and Safe Recipients list are treated as valid messages and delivered to your Inbox, all other email is treated as junk mail.

Additional Option

  • Permanently delete suspected junk email - this will delete email that meets the filtering criteria instead of moving it to the Junk Email folder.
  • Disable links and other functionality in phishing message - will disable suspected email addresses or web links and render them 'unclickable' (remove the hyperlink).
  • Warn me about suspicious domain names in email addresses - warns you when an email domain contains certain suspicious character.
  • When sending email, Postmark the message - a unique postmark is generated and added to the email (postmarked email is less likely to be seen as spam).
outlook 2007 junk email option
Setting Safe Sender, Safe Recipient and Blocked Senders list

4. Safe Senders and Safe Recipients tab – these act as ‘whitelists’. Add email addresses to these lists that Outlook should not filter.

  • Click on Add button.
  • Type the individual email address(es) or domain(s) you want to always allow through the filter in the text box.
  • Separate each domain entry by a comma (domain is the section of an email address that follows the @).
  • Click OK button.
  • The address / domain will be added to the list.

5. Blocked Senders tab – this acts as a ‘blacklist’. Add email addresses to this list that Outlook should filter out or that you choose to have blocked.

  • Click on Add button
  • Type the email address(es) or domain(s) you always want blocked by the filter in the text box.
  • Separate each entry by a comma (domain is the section of an email address that follows the @).
  • Click OK button.
  • The address / domain will be added to the list.
additional options
Setting Blocked International list

 

 

6. International - you can block email messages written in languages you are unfamiliar with and don't want to read

Email addresses that originate in other countries can contain top level domain codes.

  • Click on Block Top-Level Domain List button.
  • Select/click the check box next to the countries you want to add to the list.
  • Click OK button.

Each language has characters that are contained in special encoding or character sets.

  • Click on Blocked Encoding List button.
  • Select/click the check box next tot he language you want to add to the list.
  • Click OK button.

international blocking

blocked encoding list