Thursday, July 05, 2007

Junk E-mail Reporting Tool

Here’s something every user of Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 should have, the Junk E-mail Reporting Tool. Here’s the overview from Microsoft:

The Junk E-mail Reporting Tool submits e-mail to Microsoft when you explicitly choose to do so. If you receive a junk e-mail and want to report it to us for analysis, first select the e-mail in Outlook and then click the junk e-mail button on your tool bar. You will see a pop-up window asking whether you want to report the selected e-mail to Microsoft and its affiliates. When you click “Yes” to confirm that you’d like to report the selected e-mail as junk e-mail, the junk e-mail will be deleted from your Inbox and sent to FrontBridge, a Microsoft company, for analysis to help us improve the effectiveness of our junk e-mail filtering technologies.

It beats simply adding them to your blocked senders, since the spam never comes from the same address twice anyway…

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