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Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:06

Filtering E-mail with Microsoft Outlook Express™

Category: General

Solution ID: 00000191


How can I configure Microsoft Outlook Express to filter spam with PerfectMail Distributed Filtering?


PerfectMail™ can mark spam messages so that your desktop mail client (e.g. Outlook) can filter your e-mail based on PerfectMail's assessment. This information is stored in the X-Spam-Flag and X-Spam-Level e-mail headers. These headers can be used to filter spam with your e-mail client.

To filter e-mail flagged as spam you need to create Filter Rules. Filter rules can automatically file messages in your "Spam" or "Junk" folder. For sites that are particularly concerned about loosing e-mail, or even for specific users, you can have PerfectMail not reject any e-mail and use these filtering rules to filter messages on your local e-mail client.

The steps for creating filter rules are specific to your e-mail client. We have instructions for creating filter rules for several popular e-mail clients. The steps for other e-mail clients are likely very similar to those presented here.

How to Configure Microsoft Outlook Express™ Filters

  1. Go to Tools->Message Rules->Mail...
  2. Check 'Where the Message Body contains specific words'
  3. Select 'Where the Message Body contains specific words '.
  4. Click on 'contains specific words'.
  5. Type in: X-Spam-Flag: Yes (one space between the : and the Yes)
  6. Click 'Add'.
  7. Click 'Ok'.
  8. Select 'Move it to the specified folder'.
  9. Click on 'specified'.
  10. Highlight an existing folder, or create a new one.
  11. Click 'Ok'.
  12. Give the rule a name. (The default is New Mail Rule #1.)
  13. Click 'Apply Now'. (You may or may not want to Apply Rule Now)
  14. Click 'OK'.

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Link to this article: kb/microsoft_outlook_express_email_filtering

Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:06

-- David Rutherford


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