How to filter out Junk e-mail in Microsoft Outlook
Provided by: FMS Development Team
Microsoft Office Outlook includes features and functionality designed
to help block much of the junk e-mail messages (aka: spam) that you
receive. While this is not perfect, it does catch a majority of the junk
e-mail that may end up in your inbox every day. Microsoft also updates the
filtering capabilities to handle new junk e-mail on a regular basis.
For information on how it works, and how to get started using this feature
in Microsoft Outlook, we recommend reviewing this page:
Microsoft Outlook Junk Mail
While the article mentions an AutoUpdate feature, it is not automatic
in the same sense as the Microsoft Windows AutoUpdate feature. It does
automatically install once you get to and select it, however, you must still
click a couple of times on a regular basis to check for the latest updates.
Inside of MS Outlook, you can click on Help, Microsoft Office Online - or
simply go to one of the URLs below - then click on "Check for Updates". The
update wizard may ask you to download the latest component if you do not
already have it installed. Once complete, Microsoft will scan the files and
versions of your Microsoft Office products (versions 2000 and above only),
then send information back to Microsoft for the purpose of updating those
products with the latest available updates.
The junk e-mail filter updates are particularly useful and are continually
evolving to handle new junk e-mail. Keeping the junk e-mail filters up to
date will save you a lot of work throughout the day to keep junk e-mail out
of your inbox.