Keep good emails out of the Outlook Junk Mail Folder

By: standss , Aug 23rd, 2011

Here’s a quick tip on how to stop good emails from getting into Outlook’s Junk Mail folder (normally you’re trying to get bad emails in there).

We all get spam emails. Luckily for us Outlook’s Junk Mail folder does a good job of catching most of them. But there are occasional false-positives… when a good email ends up in there.

Here’s how you can tell Outlook to always trust emails from certain people.

Outlook has a Safe Sender’s list. Anyone on your Safe Sender’s list is authorised to send you email i.e. Outlook will not treat emails from them as junk email.

Everyone I send emails to is SAFE!

It makes sense (most of the time) that anyone you actually write to should automatically be put on your safe sender’s list.

The ability to do this is built into Outlook but is turned off by default. To turn it on:

  • Go to your Inbox.
  • If you are using Outlook 2010, (on the ribbon) click File > Junk > Junk E-mail Options
    For other versions of Outlook, (on the menu) click Actions – Junk Email – Junk Email Options
    Click the Safe Senders tab.
    Tick the checkbox “Automatically add people I e-mail to the Safe Senders List”.
    Click OK.

This little tip should hopefully help your get more of your real emails in your Inbox.

If you have your own tips for using the Junk Mail Folder, please share it with others by leaving a comment below.

One Reply to “Keep good emails out of the Outlook Junk Mail Folder”

  1. I know this post is old as dirt but I’m tired of people putting Tips that aren’t tips. If you flag to whitelist everyone you send an e-mail to you are going to be real happy when you turn on auto-reply out of office and come back to work to realize you saturated your whitelist. Dumb People that think they know something gets under my skin.

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