The corporate version of Microsoft Outlook used at Lancaster University has 'Junk E-mail filters' built in. These filters are designed to move 'Spam' (marked or unmarked) into a folder. where it can be easily deleted (after checking that no genuine email has been accidentally filtered).
The Microsoft Junk E-Mail Filter in Outlook 2007
Outlook 2007 (& 2003) has a useful 'Junk E-mail' (Spam) filter. The filter depends on users running in Outlook in 'cached' mode. 'Cached Mode is switched off by default but users can switch on 'Cached mode' in Outlook. This enables users to:
- use some Outlook functions while the Exchange server is not available.
- use the Microsoft Outlook 'Junk E-mail' feature.
Switch-on Outlook Cached-mode - to switch on Outlook's cached mode.
Switching On Microsoft Junk E-mail Feature
The Microsoft Junk E-mail' feature sometimes wrongly identifies certain messages as Spam. It has been found that if you receive a lot of messages from one person, the filter may assume that you are being 'Spammed' and will send future messages to the 'Junk E-mail' folder. You do have to check your 'Junk E-mail' folder before deleting Spam. To reduce the number of false positives generated by the Microsoft Junk E-mail' filter you can do the following: