Protect Microsoft® Outlook 2010 from Junk Mail
Microsoft Outlook 2010 is an application found in the Microsoft Office 2010. This is used as an e-mail application. There are also a calendar and the contact manager present in the Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the latest version available and this has got more improved features when compared to the earlier versions. Security features are also get enhanced in this Microsoft Outlook 2010. Junk mails are the unwanted e-mail messages that would enter to the Outlook. These messages would fill the inbox and make it difficult for the user to identify the right e-mails. Some of the junk e-mails would contain the harmful malware and the viruses also. If you open such e-mails, these threats would enter to the system and thus affect the system performance. So, you have to take preventive measures to protect Microsoft Outlook 2010 from these types of junk e-mails.
- Try to use junk mail filter
- Do not open or respond to junk e-mail
- Things to remember
Try to use junk mail filter
You have to make use of the junk e-mail filter in the Microsoft Outlook 2010 effectively. This e-mail filter would reduce the non genuine e-mail messages to the junk email folder. By default this junk email filter is in on position and is in the low level of protection. This would catch only the most obvious spam. In order to make Outlook more secure you have to change the level of protection there. You would click Mail and then take Home tab. You would then click Junk in the Delete group. There you would click the Junk E-mail Options. From that you would select the level to High. By using the junk e-mail filter lists you could block messages from particular senders also.
Do not open or respond to junk e-mail
If you receive any unknown e-mail, you do not have to open the mail. You would not respond to it by giving the personal details. You have to delete that mail at the time itself. Sometimes mere opening of junk mails would alert the hackers and that would put the system at risk. You do not have to reply to e-mail, if that mail is from the unknown. You just need to remove that e-mail from the list. This would protect the Microsoft Outlook from the infection of junk mails.
While you receive e-mails, you need to approach the attachments present in that mail with great caution. Those attachments would contain the virus threats. In the e-mails, you should not trust the offers which found to be too lucrative. You have to use the common sense before responding to such e-mails. It would better not to enter the personal details in the pop-up windows. While you use the Microsoft Outlook, you do not have to forward the chain messages there. This is because spammers would use the chain mails together the e-mail addresses. It would be better to update the Microsoft Outlook at proper time. Microsoft would enhance the performance by delivering these updates and make Microsoft Outlook more secure. So you have to do the Microsoft updates.
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