Don’t want to receive spam emails while using Outlook? No problem, you can switch on a spam filter!
Microsoft Outlook is part of the Office package and has become an indispensable email reader for many people. It gets annoying, however, when spam is always hiding between your emails. But don’t worry: In Outlook, you can set how junk emails are handled.
- Edit spam settings in Outlook
- Create unique filter lists in Outlook
Edit spam settings in Outlook
It’s easy to edit the junk email settings. To do this, click on the three dots on the far right in the ” Start ” tab. Then select ” Junk Email” and then ” Junk Email Options… “. It is also possible that ” Junk Email” is already displayed directly in the taskbar. Alternatively, you can right-click on any email (regardless of whether it is spam or not). Then select ” Junk Email” and then ” Junk Email Options… “.
You can easily adjust your spam filter via “Junk Email” and then “Junk Email Options…”. Now you can set a filter level in the ” Options ” tab. The automatically set rule is ” No automatic filtering “. Spam is shown directly with the other emails in your inbox. Otherwise, you can still select ” Low “, ” High “, and ” Only safe senders and recipients “.
The filter for the highest comfort is probably ” Low “: It can still happen that spam emails end up in the inbox. However, the risk that harmless emails are automatically moved to the spam folder is shallow. This can happen with the ” High ” filter.
Read through the various filter options carefully, then choose the one that you find most appropriate.
Create unique filter lists in Outlook
If you have selected ” Only safe senders and recipients ” in the above settings, you must define these safe people. You can also do this in the ” Junk Email Settings “. To do this, go to the ” Safe senders ” or ” Safe Recipients ” tab. Here you can use ” Add… ” to enter email addresses that you consider to be secure. To make your work easier, you can check ” Safe senders ” at the bottom of ” My contacts are also trustworthy senders “. So you don’t have to add all saved contacts individually.” Finally, confirm your changes.
Just add people you trust to this list of safe senders.
You can also directly enter email addresses that you consider spam in the settings on the ” Blocked senders ” tab. Microsoft Outlook then moves emails from these addresses now to the spam folder. However, if you have received a suspicious email, you don’t even have to go through the settings—Right-click on the email and select Junk Email. Then you can ” block sender ” directly to no longer receive mail from this address. In the case of isolated junk mail, you can block the sender directly.