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Spam Filters: Filtering your Spam Mail in Microsoft Outlook

SHSU Technology Tutorials | Spam Filtering | Filtering your Spam Mail in Microsoft Outlook


Filtering your Spam Mail in Microsoft Outlook


To set up a rule to filter spam, open up Microsoft Outlook. Then, Under the File menu, select Manage Rules & Alerts.


Select the New Rule button


Manage Rules and Alerts 2010


When you get into the New Rule dialog box, make sure to select the Start creating a rule from a template button. From there, select Move messages with specific words in the subject to a folder. Then, click on the Specific Words link in the Edit the Rule Description box.


Rules Wizard


Once the Search Text dialog appears, type {SPAM} in the top blank and click Add. The characters {SPAM} should appear in the Search List box. Then click OK.

Search Text Outlook 2010


Next, click the Specified link in the Rule Description box.

Specify Desitnation Folder


Then, choose the Junk E-Mail folder or another folder you wish to send Spam mail to. Click OK.


Select a destination folder in outlook


Your complete rule should then appear in the Rule Description box. Click OK.

Rules and Alerts page


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