Filtering of SPAM e-mail on your campus desktop requires that you use the latest version of Outlook – that is, Outlook 2003. To determine if you already have Outlook 2003 installed on your computer, start Outlook and select About Microsoft Office Outlook from the Help menu. Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 should appear at the top of the window. If it does you should proceed to directly to Step 3. If you need to upgrade to Outlook 2003, or if you have never installed Outlook, proceed to Step 2. If you are unsure that you have upgraded, proceed to Step 2 also; the installation program will check for you.
Follow the instructions to Install or upgrade to Microsoft Outlook 2003 to ensure the program is on your computer. This installation will provide default filtering of your Outlook e-mail at the moderate SPAM filtering level.
Filtering of email messages that fall into a gray area (i.e. not definitely SPAM) is accomplished by sending suspected SPAM to an individual user's Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail folder for further evaluation. Follow these instructions carefully to train your Outlook client to recognize SPAM and keep messages you want in your Inbox. You may also be interested in learning about these new features of Outlook 2003.