Outlook junk vs live mail/junk

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by McManGQ, May 27, 2008.

  1. McManGQ

    McManGQ Guest

    When i used outlook express, it would catch all my junk mail, now that i have
    switched to this, i get junk mail in my inbox (hotmail). I have the safety
    set to high. Is there something i can do so that i can have it like the way
    before?

    Thanks
     
    McManGQ, May 27, 2008
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  2. McManGQ

    Earle Horton Guest

    You can right click message headers and use the "Junk e-mail" menu item to
    train the program what to do with them.

    Earle
     
    Earle Horton, May 27, 2008
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  3. McManGQ

    N. Miller Guest

    What were you doing with MS Outlook Express? MSOE does not have a native
    spam filter.
     
    N. Miller, May 27, 2008
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  4. McManGQ

    McManGQ Guest

    I used outlook to check my hotmail..So i guess hotmail would catch all the
    spam and put it into the junk box..But now that i switched over to live mail,
    its not catching all the spam it used to..any ideas?
     
    McManGQ, May 27, 2008
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  5. McManGQ

    Guest Guest

    Windows Live Mail, which you can download without extra cost,
    does not have and isn't likely to get all the features of Outlook, which
    comes as part of some but not all versions of the extra-cost
    Microsoft Office software package.
     
    Guest, May 28, 2008
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  6. McManGQ

    N. Miller Guest

    First you said that you used Outlook Express. Now you are saying that you
    useed Outlook. One is not the other; each is a separate program. Make up
    your mind: Did you used to use MS Outlook Express (free component of MS
    Internet Explorer 6)? Or did you used to use MS Outlook (included in the
    paid MS Office suite, or available, for a price, in a retail box)?

    As for trapping spam, MS Outlook Express does not, but Windows Live Hotmail
    does. Whatever settings were configured on the web server should be as
    applicable for Windows Live Mail as for MS Outlook Express. Probably just a
    coincidence that some spam is getting past the Hotmail filters just as you
    changed from using one client to using the other.
     
    N. Miller, May 28, 2008
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    ...winston Guest

    Barring the uncertainty surrounding use of Outlook or Outlook Express as mentioned in two separate posts and the subject..
    OE does not have a local junk filter, prior to delivery it relies on the web based Hotmail Junk filter to deliver what it deems as
    'junk to the Junk folder, the balance, unless rules within the web client are established are delivered to the Inbox.

    Outlook's Junk Mail filter, unlike OE, works on all accounts in the same Outlook user profile(Exchange Server, Http[Hotmail], Pop3,
    Imap, Outlook Connector for MSN[hotmail/msn/live.com], and Outlook Connector for IBM[Lotus Domino]). In the case of your Hotmail
    account, the web filter takes precedent until delivery to Outlook, once delivered, OL's Junk Filter then takes it turn.
    - This peculiarity(feature) may be most noticeable[if the Hotmail account is the default and only account or after a send/receive
    when the Hotmail inbox is opened] where messages not previously meeting the web filter criteria but unacceptable to Outlook are
    subsequently moved to the Hotmail Junk folder(Note: you may or may not get a chance to click on one and read it in the OL preview
    pane).

    Which email client are you using ? OE or OL ?
     
    ...winston, May 28, 2008
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