Automatically Delete Unwanted Email
Outlook allows you
to filter messages based on a list of e-mail addresses of
junk and adult content senders. If you do not wish to receive
these kind of messages, Outlook can search for commonly used
phrases in such messages and automatically move them from
your Inbox to a junk e-mail folder, your Deleted Items folder,
or any other folder you specify.
To use the Rules Wizard to automatically delete any e-mail
with the subject "JOKE":
Step by Step
- Click Inbox. Then, on the Tools menu, click
- Click New.
- Click check messages when they arrive, and then
- Select the check box next to with specific word in
- In the text area below, click the blue, underlined phrase
- Here you can specify which words Outlook should look out
for. For example, in the Add New text box, enter
JOKE and then click Add. Repeat for any additional
terms you want to check for. When you're done, click OK
and then click Next.
- Select delete it.
- Click Finish.
To apply the rule to e-mail already in your Inbox, click
Run Now. In the Select rules to run list, select
the check box next to the rule you just created, and click
Run Now. This will delete all e-mail in your inbox
with the subject "JOKE." When the process is complete, click
Now, anytime you get e-mail with the subject "JOKE," Outlook
will automatically move it to your Deleted Items folder. The
e-mail will still be available in your Deleted Items until
you empty the folder.
Note: This tip will not protect you from all types
of e-mail-borne viruses. To guard against viral attacks that
travel in e-mail attachments, Microsoft strongly recommends
that you download the Outlook E-mail Security Update from
the Office Download Center. Users should review the documentation