Correction: Outlook tackles foreign spam

Summary:In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task.

In response to one of my recently posted blog entries regarding the amount of spam I was getting with foreign characters and how I thought Microsoft's Outlook wasn't up to the task, I was contacted by Microsoft with a correction to my innaccurate reporting. According to the e-mail I recieved, Outlook is indeed up to the task. Here's the three step process:
  • From Outlook, pull down the "Tools" menu and choose "Options"
  • Under the "Preferences" tab, choose "Junk E-mail"
  • Go to the "International" tab - from there, you'll be able to select the country domains or the characters you want to send to your junk e-mail folder
And here's what the screen shot looks like:



To Microsoft: Mea culpa.

Topics: Tech Industry

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