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Configure Junk E-mail Filtering in Outlook 2010

Outlook provides features that can help you avoid receiving junk e-mail messages. This is in addition to the features enabled on the TechMail servers which help protect you. An advantage of Outlook's filtering is that it can be used with your other e-mail accounts aside from TechMail.

NOTE: In order for the Junk E-Mail Filter to function, Cached Exchange Mode must be enabled.

Outlook's filtering is based on Microsoft technology built into the product. For the filtering to be effective, you should regularly get your updates for Microsoft products.

Please keep in mind that automated filtering of inbound messages does not actually read the message, but programmatically analyzes the contents, calculates the likelihood of the message being junk, and then delivers the message to either your Inbox or Junk E-mail folders based on the calculation. It is very possible that some messages you wish to receive will appear to be junk and moved to your Junk E-mail folder.

Here are some recommendations for managing junk e-mail:

Set Junk E-mail Filter Level

STEP 1: On the Home tab click the Junk button, then click Junk E-mail Options.


STEP 2: Choose the level of junk e-mail message protection you want and click OK. There are four different levels of junk mail filtering.


Add E-mail to a Safe or Blocked Senders List

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

STEP 2: Go to Junk, and select one of the following:


Configure Blocked Top-Level Domain List

STEP 1: On the Home tab click the Junk button, then click Junk E-mail Options.


STEP 2: Click the International tab and then click the Blocked Top-Level Domain List button.


STEP 3: Select the international domains you want blocked. Now click OK and then click OK again to return to Outlook.