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Email servers, including Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail and Gmail, allow users to create their very own personalized emailing experience. One of the features users
can choose to customize is how spam email messages get filtered into the spam folder in the email application.  Taken from

Yahoo! Mail

  1. Log in to your Yahoo! inbox. Look to the top right-hand corner of the screen and pull down the “Options” menu, then select “Mail Options.”
  2. Choose the “Spam” heading from the navigation menu running down the left-hand side of the new screen. This section allows you to choose which
    messages are automatically sent to your spam folder, as well as which images to show and which to block for certain messages. You can also add
    email addresses from which you do not wish to receive messages from in this section.
  3. Click on the “Save changes” button at the top of the page to save and activate the settings.


  1. Log in to your Hotmail email account, then select the "Options" pull-down menu at the very right of your inbox screen. A new screen will load. Scroll
    down to the second main heading labeled “Junk email.”
  2. Click on “Filter and reporting” or “Safe and blocked senders.” In the “Filter and reporting” section, you can customize the level of filtering for your
    messages, when messages in your junk folder get deleted and whether you would like to report messages you mark as “spam” to Microsoft. In the
    “Safe and blocked senders” area, you can manually add or remove individual email addresses onto your blocked senders list; you will not receive
    any emails from any email addresses you save to this list. You can also create a safe senders list; email addresses added on this list will always
    arrive in your inbox.
  3. Click the "Save" button at the bottom right corner of your screen to save your settings.


  1. Sign in to access your Gmail inbox. Look for the link to your spam folder. It is located in the navigation menu running down the left-hand side of your
    screen, beginning with your inbox.
  2. Read each messages folder to determine whether every message currently in your spam folder belongs there. If you see any messages that should
    have been delivered to your inbox, move them to your inbox.
  3. Checkmark the message(s) you want to move to your inbox. Select the “Move to” pull-down menu and choose “Inbox.” This moves all selected
    messages to your inbox. Unfortunately, unlike Yahoo! Mail or Hotmail, Gmail does not have an extensive spam settings menu available to users.


  1. Open the Microsoft Outlook application and log in to your email account.
  2. Open the "Actions" menu at the top of the window, expand the "Junk Email" submenu and select "Junk Email Options."
  3. Go to the "Options" tab at the top of the pop-up window.
  4. Adjust the junk email filter level depending on your need. Choose the "Low" option if you want only the most obvious junk emails to be withheld from
    the in-box. Choose the "No Automatic Filtering" option if you want all incoming messages to be placed in the in-box.
  5. Go to the "Safe Senders" tab at the top of the window.
  6. Add email addresses to the safe senders list that you frequently receive messages from so that they will avoid the junk email filter in the future.
  7. Check the box next to "Also Trust Email from My Contacts" and hit "OK" to save the modified junk email filter settings.
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