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How to configure Outlook 2010 for SpamCop reporting

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A visitor to our site asked how to configure MS Outlook 2010 for SpamCop reporting. Outlook doesn’t directly report to SpamCop. You need to get the message header and source and forward the message to SpamCop yourself. You can also use an addin, as suggested by Bert Visscher. SpamSource helps collect information from messages and…

Microsoft Outlook's Anti-phishing Filter

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Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Outlook 2003 added two new features: an anti-phishing filter and read-as-plain-text in the Junk email folder. Disabled Hyperlinks The anti-phishing filter disables all URLs in the Junk Email folder and URLs in messages identified as having phishing characteristics. This can be disabled globally (on messages not in the Junk email…

Tip 855: Always download external content

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It’s not my preferred setting, but many users do want all external content downloaded automatically when they view a message. You can enable automatic download by selecting Choose Automatic Settings from the menu when you click on the Infobar to download content. You download external content settings are: Don't download pictures automatically in HTML e-mail…

Tip 193: Filter Messages with Blank Subject Lines

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A frequently asked question is "How do I filter out messages with blank subject lines?" The short answer is "You can't. Outlook doesn't offer an option to filter on 'nothing'." But not all is lost – you can create a rule to filter everything and create an exception for subjects containing a, e, i, o,…

Tip 9: Web Beacons

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Outlook 2003 blocks "web beacons" in the preview pane. It works well, until spammers get smart and use simple techniques to avoid it. Outlook has an option to Also Trust e-mail from my Contacts. Most of us add ourselves to the Contacts folder, so if the spammers use our address in the From and To…