Correction: Outlook tackles foreign spam

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.

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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.

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  • Outlook express

    Maybe in Outlook but not Outlook Express.
    h286hacker
  • What version of Outlook is that?

    I'm looking at a version off of Office XP, and it's not there.

    Please don't tell me you have to upgrade every single year to get simple security tools. It's bad enough to have to upgrade Windows all the time to get its security features, but Office is too damned expensive to have that expectation. You're better getting an anti-spam tool for $30/yearly upgrade instead.
    Michael Kelly
    • It's in Office 2003

      I don't recall seeing it in earlier versions, but Outlook 2003 has a Junk Mail filter system that works reasonably well, including the feature discussed in the blog entry.
      brilang