When it comes to avoiding spam from making its way into the Inbox, the Outlook Spam filter performs a commendable job. Not only is it capable of spotting spam emails based on their characteristics, its settings can be modified to meet your requirements. However in some cases, the spam filter may mark genuine email messages as spam. In this article we would look at avoiding important emails from landing into the spam folder.
Check your Spam Filter Settings
Ideally you should begin by checking the existing spam settings in Outlook. If you have placed the Junk filter settings to High then there is a great chance that normal emails too get flagged by mistake. Unless you are receiving a deluge of spam emails, you can opt to keep your spam settings to Low.
Add Important Contacts to Safe Sender’s List
There are certain emails that you would never wish to miss. It can either be an email sent by your boss or say from anyone within your company. Depending on your requirement you can add individual email IDs or if needed an entire domain to the list of safe senders. Once done, any email originating from this list would never be considered as a possible junk email. To add an email ID into this list, perform the steps listed below
- Launch the Ms Outlook Application and move to Actions
- Now click on Junk Email and then on Junk Email Options
- In the next screen that pops up, head to the Safe Sender’s tab.
- Now use the Add button to include the email ID which always be treated as a trusted account.
Once you have added important email IDs to the safe sender’s list you may consider checking the option which suggests about trusting all emails from contacts. Again you can add all email IDs that you ever send out an email to the safe sender’s list.
Mark Emails as Not Junk
In case an important email has made its way into the Junk folder, you can always mark it as not junk and it would revert back to the Inbox.
A Crashed Outlook Application can lead to a traumatic Data Loss situation
To a business user, the emails stored in Ms Outlook are precious for the fact that they contain the entire history of conversations with clients and other stakeholders. Even imagining a situation where you loose access your email data can send a chill down your spine. An Outlook crash has the potential to land you in such a traumatic situation wherein your entire email repository becomes compromised. Well you can still get back your data in case you utilize a powerful pst recovery tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair. Its advanced algorithm is able to deal with most severe incidents of file corruption and can even work on encrypted files. More importantly, in cases where the PST backup files, typically stored in Nero image files or Norton Ghost image, get corrupted, this program can get them back without any hassles.
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