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Enhanced Junk E-mail Filters
Outlook 2003 uses a new junk e-mail filtering system to evaluate and
weed out the unwanted messages in your Inbox. The filter looks at the
content and structure of a message to determine whether it is likely to be
junk; if it’s determined to be junk, the mail is deposited in a Junk E-mail
folder, where you can review and delete it later. Additional features that
help you regain control of your Inbox include these:
To ensure that mail from welcome senders isn’t treated as junk
e-mail, you can add known senders to a Trusted Senders List.
By default, all the contacts in your Outlook Contacts are
automatically included on this list.
To block e-mail from a certain sender, you can add the sender
to the Junk Senders List. This blocks all future messages from
the specified sender.
If you want to ensure that e-mail you send to certain recipients
will not be blocked as junk e-mail, you can create a Trusted
You can get periodic updates for the junk e-mail filter by
downloading them from microsoft.com.
From the Experts
Michael Young, author of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition Inside
Out , had this to say about the new external content blocking and filtering
in Outlook: “The thing that really jazzes me is this simple little thing in
Outlook where it blocks content when you open an HTML message. It’s a
nice little feature—one that touches on the way I work.” Michael, who is
also the author of XML Step by Step , sees great potential for developers in
the widespread support for XML in this release. “XML is the new area for
solutions development,” he says, noting that the extensive support for
industry-standard XML and the ability to work with any kind of arbitrary
schema in Office 2003 will present solutions to developers with a huge
range of development opportunities.