Are junk mails giving you sleepless nights? Reach out to Microsoft Office 2010 Junk E-Mail filter!
We all dread having to see that one junk e-mail in our mailbox. Yes, the scare is just so much in magnitude that even one is enough to push the panic button in us. It isn’t so much the mail that we terrify; we also worry about the malicious bodies (malware, phishing, hackers) that may enter along with them and turn our digital identities topsy-turvy. Now, enough of restoring the scare in you! We certainly do not want to leave you scared just for nothing…
Microsoft Office 2010 Junk E-Mail filter is your friend in need; it not only identifies junk mails in your inbox but also flushes them out (moves them to the Junk folder) to keep your inbox clutter-free. Besides, depending upon the level of security that you want for yourself, you can increase or decrease the sensitivity of the filter and let it act as per your need.
How does the Microsoft Office 2010 Junk E-Mail filter work?
The filter is activated by default and you don’t have to bother about changing the settings, not until you would like to enhance or reduce your security cover. However, at the very onset what you could do with the filter is create lists mentioning Safe Senders, Safe Recipients, Block Senders, Blocked Encodings, and Blocked Top-Level Domain List. You can fill the lists with names, e-mail addresses, and even domain names of the senders. Depending on these identifications, the filter will access each incoming mail and let it remain in the inbox or push it to the Junk folder. The evaluation is done on the basis of the mail’s content, the time of receiving the mail, and also the sender’s source.
Here is what the different lists actually mean:
1: Â Safe Senders List: The contents of this list are considered safe and the filter will never evaluate the mails received from this source.
2: Safe Recipients: If you regularly send across mails to an audience, you can add the contents of the list here so that you can safely continue sending mails, irrespective of the content.
3: Block Senders: This is the most useful list; it contains all e-mail addresses, domain names, and names of senders whose mails you don’t want to reach your inbox. You can add more names to it to increase the range of the Junk e-mail filter.
4: Blocked Encodings: All Junk mails (promotional material, ads, etc), which reach us in the form of special characters or alphabets, which we may not understand can be a reason to worry. You can block such sources by adding their names to this list.
5: Blocked Top-Level Domain List: If you want to block e-mails that come from specific regions (example: you can find such domains that have .us or .ca endings), you can create this list. You could create this list by adding the country name or region code, if you are aware of it.
You can modify the Junk E-Mail filter settings as easily as you created them. To do it (steps apply only for Microsoft Outlook 2010):
- Go to Microsoft Outlook and access the ‘Delete’ group
- Click on the ‘Home’ tab and then on the ‘Junk e-mail’ option
- Select the particular option you would like deployed out of the four:
- No Automatic Filtering: To turn off the filter
- High: If you receive junk e-mails at a very high rate
- Low: To let the filter access only the most obvious spam messages
- Safe Lists only: To only allow mails to be received from this list, excluding all other mails, even the genuine ones
Now that you know how you could boost the safety of your mailbox by using the Microsoft Office 2010 junk e-mail settings, put to practice the steps mentioned here. If you need professional help to do it, do not hesitate to call on our toll free number and let a tech expert guide you.