Thursday, October 03, 2002
Self-SpamWell, apparently I'm a pretty shady character and Outlook thinks I send myself either junk or adult content mail (not so!), because when I email something to myself (which I do periodically when I find research tidbits on the web), the junk mail/adult content filters send my own mail right to the Deleted Items folder! I didn't realize it until today when I watched a message I sent myself appear--and then disappear--from my Inbox. Apparently I inadvertently added myself to the junk mail list. (It's embarrassingly easy to right-click the wrong message and choose Add to Junk Senders without noticing what I'm doing--especially if I haven't had my second cup of coffee...)
So my advice is two-fold: If you are using the Junk Mail or Adult Content filters in Outlook, be sure to look through your Senders lists periodically to make sure that you haven't accidentally added people you really don't want to delete. To check the list, follow these steps:
- 1. Click the Organize tool in the Outlook toolbar and the Organize panel appears.
2. Click Junk-Email.
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the window and click the Click here link.
4. Click the Edit Junk Senders List and the Edit Adult Content Senders List links and review the names and email addresses in the list. Use the buttons on the right side of the Edit dialog box to change the items if needed (click Delete to remove the names from the list).
5. Click OK to close the dialog box, and click the close box to close the Organize panel.
It takes only a couple of minutes and can save you some real embarrassment. Now, hopefully, I'll be able to get that email I sent to myself. I've been wondering what I've been up to lately. Cya! :) k
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