Junk Email Not Going to Junk E-Mail Folder

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by JamesJ, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Some junk email with the same From goes into my Junk E-Mail folder
    but some do not. Seems if Windows Mail 'sees' pone as junk it should see
    the other.
    Also, I've created a message rule for mail designating a certain word that
    if
    appears in the From line send it to the Deleted Items folder but this is not
    working.
    Email with the exact word remains in my inbox and does not get sent to my
    Deleted Items folder.

    Any help will be appreciated,
    James
     
    JamesJ, Jun 4, 2008
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  2. Junk E-mail filters don't look at the From address. Filtering is based
    on message content.

    Make sure each of your message rules is terminated by "Stop
    processing more rules."
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 5, 2008
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  3. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Sorry 'bout the delay.
    If that's the case why does Windows Mail allow one to create
    a message rule using the 'From' field??

    James

    Junk E-mail filters don't look at the From address. Filtering is based
    on message content.

    Make sure each of your message rules is terminated by "Stop
    processing more rules."
     
    JamesJ, Jul 25, 2008
    #3
  4. JamesJ

    Guest Guest

    Apparantly because some people not very far into junk mail
    yet keep using the same return address, and therefore mail
    message rules can eliminate anything from them.
     
    Guest, Jul 26, 2008
    #4
  5. The message rules you can create are totally separate from
    the spam filters that are built-in to Windows Mail. The built-in
    spam filters are not user-adjustable.
    The built-in spam filters don't look at the 'From' address
    because that would be a waste of time. Spammers change their
    From address more frequently than we change our underwear.

    Message rules are user-created and user-adjustable. They
    really are not suitable for general anti-spam use. A typical
    use for message rules is to sort incoming non-spam mail into
    different inbox folders.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 26, 2008
    #5
  6. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Got it. Thanks.

    James

    The message rules you can create are totally separate from
    the spam filters that are built-in to Windows Mail. The built-in
    spam filters are not user-adjustable.
    The built-in spam filters don't look at the 'From' address
    because that would be a waste of time. Spammers change their
    From address more frequently than we change our underwear.

    Message rules are user-created and user-adjustable. They
    really are not suitable for general anti-spam use. A typical
    use for message rules is to sort incoming non-spam mail into
    different inbox folders.
     
    JamesJ, Jul 26, 2008
    #6
  7. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    Ok.

    Thanks,
    James
     
    JamesJ, Jul 26, 2008
    #7
  8. You're very welcome.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Jul 26, 2008
    #8
  9. JamesJ

    Guest Guest

    You're welcome.

     
    Guest, Jul 27, 2008
    #9
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