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Windows 7: how to prevent outlook from altering mails it moves to junk

22 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
how to prevent outlook from altering mails it moves to junk

how to prevent outlook from altering mails it moves to junk, or, alternately use its junkmail functions but force it to move the messages to a folder i designate, not the junk mail folder that damages mails by converting them to plain text.

i'm on outlook 2007, but suspect the problematic is the same on other post-2003 versions.

background:
i want only whitelisted senders' mails to end up in the inbox. but i do NOT want to alter the non-whitelisted mails, in case something useful is coming from a stranger.

in the past i've achieved this by using spampal and disabling outlook's junk-functions, but it's time to retire spampal as it's no longer being developed, and it conflicts with something else i want to run.

in theory i guess this could be achievable by a rule, but as outlook doesn't allow using its "safe senders" -list as a criteria for a rule, it becomes quite tedious to manage the whitelisted addresses.

thoughts?

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23 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zdoe View Post
how to prevent outlook from altering mails it moves to junk, or, alternately use its junkmail functions but force it to move the messages to a folder i designate, not the junk mail folder that damages mails by converting them to plain text.

i'm on outlook 2007, but suspect the problematic is the same on other post-2003 versions.

background:
i want only whitelisted senders' mails to end up in the inbox. but i do NOT want to alter the non-whitelisted mails, in case something useful is coming from a stranger.

in the past i've achieved this by using spampal and disabling outlook's junk-functions, but it's time to retire spampal as it's no longer being developed, and it conflicts with something else i want to run.

in theory i guess this could be achievable by a rule, but as outlook doesn't allow using its "safe senders" -list as a criteria for a rule, it becomes quite tedious to manage the whitelisted addresses.

thoughts?
Dear zdoe,

You can Change the level of protection in the Junk Email Filter
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23 Nov 2013   #3

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What you want to achieve is quite easy to do with Outlook Rules. Add whitelisted senders to address book, create a rule to move all other messages to a specific folder instead of handling them as junk.
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26 Nov 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
but how to accesss / manipulate "address books"

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
What you want to achieve is quite easy to do with Outlook Rules. Add whitelisted senders to address book, create a rule to move all other messages to a specific folder instead of handling them as junk.
Kari
your advice is conceptually exactly what i'm looking for. but i don't know how to manipulate the "address books" easily. how to accesss a specific address book for editing?

i believe the default "Outlook Address Book" contains the email addresses of all the contacts in the contacts database. but only one address per contact entry, so it's not suitable for whitelisting - having a contact entry for each whitelisted email is not always necessary.

further - in my outlook it refuses to add a new address book saying that "the account you added is not fully configured."

thoughts?
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