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Manage your mailbox I: Find its size and trim it down

Messages going through Junk E-mail Filter, junk messages land in Junk E-mail folder, good messages go into Inbox

One way to battle bulk is to stop it at its source. Here's some advice that will help with that:

  • Use the Junk E-mail Filter and send junk where it belongs, the Junk E-mail folder.
  • Don't respond to junk messages or chain letters.
  • Take care before you click a link within this type of e-mail that says something such as, "Click here to remove yourself from this mailing list."

When you respond to or click these "remove me" links, you're letting the sender know that there's someone at your e-mail address, and you're likely to encourage more of this type of junk e-mail.

Because junk e-mail and other unsolicited e-mail messages (also known as "spam") are becoming an increasingly big nuisance, Outlook has a number of features specifically designed to help you avoid them. The Quick Reference Card at the end of the course includes links to resources to help you tackle junk e-mail.

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