Configure Your E-mail To Fight Spam
Make use of the features inherent in your e-mail client to fight spam.
by Chooi Yew Tzen
Configuring Outlook Express 5.x and 6.0 to delete junk email
Click Tools, Message Rules, Mail. The New Mail Rule dialogue box has four sections. In the first section called 1. Select the Conditions for your rule:, tick the box next to Where the From line contains people.
In the second section called 2. Select the Actions for your rule:, scroll down and tick the box next to the line Delete it from server. This will gray out all other options in this section.
In the third section called 3. Rule Description [click on an underlined value to edit it]:, click once on the line contains people.
A new dialogue box appears called Select People. Look for Type one name at a time and click Add, or select people from the Address Book. Type email@example.com. Then click Add. You should see the firstname.lastname@example.org in the People section.
Once you’re done, click OK to return to the New Mail Rule dialogue box. You should see the sentence … Where the From line contains `email@example.com’.
To finish, click OK. You can label this action in the last section. Name of the rule: Let’s call it Deleting junk Email From Source.
Once you’re done, click OK and you’ll notice the corresponding action, represented by the label and a rule description. To exit, click OK.
Use Outlook Express 5.x and 6.0’s Blocked Senders List Feature
To make use of this feature, click Tools, Message Rules, Blocked Senders List. Click Add, type firstname.lastname@example.org in the Address field and click OK. You will see the offending email listed in the Message Rules dialogue box and the corresponding box checked in the left column, under the Mail header.