How to quickly get rid of Spam in your Outlook Inbox
Outlook automatically marks emails as spam if they meet certain criteria, including the time that the message was sent and the content. You’ll notice in your inbox that these messages are preceded by the word [SPAM], and a lot of the time, you’ll delete them. Instead of doing it manually, here’s a quick and easy way to get rid of emails marked as [SPAM] in your Outlook inbox.
Step 1: Go to File (top left-hand corner).
Step 2: Go to Rules and Alerts in the Info tab.
Step 3: Select New Rule, a pop-up box will appear.
Step 4: Under Stay Organized, select ‘Move messages with specific words in the subject to a folder’ and click Next.
Step 5: Under ‘Step 1: Select condition(s):’, ‘with specific words in the subject’ should automatically be ticked (if not, tick it).
Step 6: Under ‘Step 2: Edit the rule description (click an underlined value), click on ‘specific words’ and add “SPAM” to the list. Press OK. Then, click on ‘specified’, select Junk E-mail and press OK. Press Next, deselect ‘stop processing more rules’, and press Next again.
Step 7: You may receive emails from a friend or loved one that Outlook marks at spam. You can create exceptions to the rule if you wish. Click Next when you’ve finished.
Step 8: The final screen allows you to give your rule a name, asks if you’d like to run the rule on messages already in your inbox, and to review the rule description. When you’re happy, click Finish. Click Apply, then OK, and hey presto! All messages marked as SPAM will be moved to your Junk E-Mail folder, where they are deleted after 30 days.
We recommend you check your Junk E-Mail folder at least once a week in case any important messages are marked as spam.