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Reduce Spam in Outlook
The advantage of a Safe Senders list is that it guarantees you will never
receive spam. On the downside, though, it also guarantees that if
someone tries to contact you whose e-mail address doesn’t appear on your Safe
Senders list, you will never get that valid message, either.
To create a Safe Senders list, follow Steps 1 through 4 in the preceding
section, “Setting up Outlook’s junk e-mail filter,” to display the Junk E-mail
Options dialog box. Then follow these steps:
1. In the Junk E-mail Options dialog box (refer to Figure 19-5), click the
Safe Senders tab.
The Safe Sender’s tab of the Junk E-mail Options dialog box appears.
2. (Optional) Select (or clear) the Also Trust E-mail from My Contacts
check box.
Selecting this check box tells Outlook that if you store someone’s e-mail
address in your Contacts list, you will also accept e-mail from that
person, too.
3. (Optional) Select (or clear) the Automatically Add People I E-mail to
the Safe Senders List check box.
This tells Outlook that if you send e-mail to someone, you’ll accept his
or her messages in return.
4. (Optional) Click the Add button.
The Add Address or Domain dialog box appears.
5. Type a complete e-mail address. (Or type a domain name — for
example, if you trust everyone from to send you valid e-mail,
type in this dialog box.)
6. Click OK.
7. Repeat Steps 4 through 6 for each additional e-mail address or domain
you want to add.
8. Click OK until all the dialog boxes disappear.
If you click on the Safe Recipients tab, you can repeat these steps to define
another list of e-mail addresses that you’ll accept as valid.
Creating a Blocked Senders list
If a particular e-mail address persists in sending you spam, you can choose
to selectively block that single e-mail address or domain. To create a Blocked
Senders list, follow Steps 1 through 4 in the earlier section, “Setting up
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