This guide shows you how to use the Microsoft Windows Mail Junk Email Filter (Microsoft refer to spam as junk) and how to deal with messages tagged as spam by the Plusnet spam filter.
First, run Windows Mail. Select Junk E-Mail Options:
In the Options tab there are two settings to determine:
1. Choose which level of filtering to use - the Low setting is recommended initially.
2. Choose whether to delete suspected spam - we would recommend leaving this option off. If a message is misidentified it will be removed without you even being aware it was delivered.
To make sure that emails from people you know are never tagged as [-SPAM-] click Add in the Safe Senders tab:
Note: You can tick the bottom two options to save you having to add people manually to your lists (this could take quite a while).
Enter the email address or domain you wish to add to this list then click OK:
The Blocked Senders list is updated in the same way as Safe Senders:
Enter the email address you wish to include and click the OK button:
You can also block content based on where the email was sent from.
In the below example, emails from Albanian domains would automatically be rejected:
You can also block emails based on their language:
Note: The information below only applies if you are still receiving messages which Plusnet mark as [-SPAM-] into your Inbox. You can check if this is the case by looking at the 'Spam' tab in Manage My Mail.
In this example we want Windows Mail to deal with the messages which Plusnet's spam filter has identified as [-SPAM-] by moving them to another folder. This lets you check the contents of the folder at any time to make sure that all the messages it holds are all genuine spam emails.
First select the Messages Rules/Mail option under the Tools menu:
See details below the image for information on which options to select:
1. Select Where the Subject line contains specific words
2. Select Copy it to the specified folder
3. Click contains specific words
Enter the text [-SPAM-] and then click the Add button, then the OK button:
Now click specified to add the folder to move the email to:
If you already have a folder you wish to use, select it, or click the New button to add a new folder. In the following example, we're creating a new folder called Spam Folder:
Enter the name of the folder - in this example Spam Folder - and click the OK button:
Enter a name for the rule you have created and click OK:
The rule has now been created and we can finish. If you wish to run this rule against your current Inbox select the Apply Now button. Once done, click OK:
This page last updated 12th July 2007