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Old 02-27-2020, 01:52 PM
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Im using the web version of outlook, and i get alot of junk, often rude junk

I see no way of filtering out emails based on words, ie a rude word list, and put those email straight into the trash or bin.

Email clients have done this since i was a lad. Is this really not possible with outlook?
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:21 PM
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Usually my ISP does that sort of thing, either by holding back junk, or putting it in a junk folder, or adding some characters to the subject line. But the way they do that is a lot more complicated than just a one- or two-line check for certain key words.


Once your ISP has marked junk or spam, you can create a rule in Outlook that says, eg, "if the subject line contains the string '*** SPAM ***' then move it to such-and-such a folder". That is, you can do that if you trust your ISP's judgement on what constitutes spam. Personally I insist on checking all my email, just in case. But I've found it to be pretty good.


If your ISP doesn't filter email at all—or if you run your own email server—I'm not sure what you can do. You could try writing a complicated VBA/Outlook program, but I don't think I'd know how to do that with any reliability. Surely there are add-on programs out there somewhere, shareware maybe?
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Hey Bob

Thanks for replying

ISP wont block email when the email is nothing to do with them, (ie hotmail)
Im not a business so I dont run my own mailserver (i use to when i was an IT manager of a company). With that experience you would think i can stop junk or at lease SOME key spam words ie bit coin, and a million others).
But its hotmail (outlook) problem. They dont allow this.
They consider 'blocking' junk as 'moving junk mails to the junk folder. I dont consider this anywhere near adequate as we all have to check our junk folder. Its almost the second inbox.

Its simple, if an email contains a 'blocked' word, i want to moved to the trash or bin.

If that worked, thats all i need. But theres nothing i can see to make that work.

I use Apple mail as the email client. maybe another email client would do it?
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ive setup thunderbird, see how that goes.
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