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Spam Filter Setup Guide for Microsoft Outlook

The following guide will show you how to setup the spam and virus filter for the Microsoft Outlook email program. Your requirements dealing with Spam may vary to what is illustrated here.

Setup Guides also available for Microsoft Outlook Express, Eudora, MacOS & Webmail.

Setting Up Microsoft Outlook

Open Microsoft Outlook and click on Tools --> Rules Wizard...
microsoft outlook rules wizard

You will be presented with the Rules Wizard dialog box. Click the 'New...' button in the top right-hand corner.
microsoft outlook rules wizard dialogue box

Select 'Check messages when they arrive' (the first option) and click the 'Next >' button.
microsoft outlook rules wizard - check messages

Tick the 'with specific words in the subject' condition in the top select field. In the 'Rule Description' field click on 'specific words' to bring up a new dialog.
microsoft outlook select specific words

In the Search Text dialog enter 'Spam Score sssss' in the 'Add new:' input field. (Note: number of 's' characters refers to the Spam score threshold. The more 's' characters the higher the severity of the email being considered Spam. Refer to the above Spam scoring table.) Click the 'Add' button and click 'OK'.
microsoft outlook search text dialog box

Click the 'Next >' button.
microsoft outlook rules wizard specific words in subject

Tick 'move it to the specified folder' to in the top select box. Click on 'specified' in the bottom select box to bring up a new dialog box.
microsoft outlook rules wizard move to specified folder

Create a new mail folder by clicking on the 'New...' button.
microsoft outlook create new folder

Enter a name for your email folder in the 'Name:' field and click 'OK'.
microsoft outlook new folder add name

Click the 'Next >' button.
microsoft outlook move

Click 'Next >' again.
microsoft outlook  next

Tick the 'Run this rule now...' tickbox if you have mail that needs to be filtered in you inbox and click finish.
microsoft outlook mail filter

All done.


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