View Full Version : Hotmail Junkmail Filters
10-19-2002, 04:25 PM
Anyone know a way to turn off the junkmail filters so that everything goes into the Inbox?
10-19-2002, 06:31 PM
I dont believe it can be turned off completly but if you leave it on default almost everything will get through. If it does catch something just go to your junk mail folder place a check mark next to it and click 'This is not junk mail' it will go to inbox next time.
10-19-2002, 07:16 PM
Thanks Lucias - but that's what I was afraid of - and that's too complicated for my sister, who won't move from a Hotmail/OE combination. I had hoped to setup Mailwasher for her but it only checks the Inbox and not the JunkMailbox on Hotmail accounts. Since legit mail does get classed as junkmail the easiest solution I can think of is to train her to drag all the junkmail into the inbox and then re-run Mailwasher.
I'm sure this is another new change, not notified by M$, since I'm sure I could do this two weeks ago. Just thought I might have been missing something on the Hotmail site. :(
Well, M$ is going to start using BrightMail soon......and that, supposedly, has pretty good filters....
10-19-2002, 11:48 PM
Hotmail= 1.3 Billion messages per day.
Let's see. If I could charge 34 cents per message
as an equal to the cost of a USPS stamp...........
10-20-2002, 12:44 AM
I think I vaugly remeber a way to turn it off ut am not sure. I think Yahoooooos filter can be turned off, but I haven't used it in a long time.
Oh by the way first class postage is now .37cents:eek:
10-20-2002, 02:13 PM
Okay, a bit confused here. I thought I had just "turned on" the Junk mail thing about 6 weeks ago. Just looked through Hotmail, and as you said, you can't really turn it "off." So, either that is one of the recent "improvements" MSN has made, or setting it at "Default" lets everything through because before I set the Junk mail thing to Exclusive..nothing was going to the Junk mail folder, it was ALL going to my Inbox folder.
Hotmail and OE? I like your sister..a bird of a feather.:)
10-20-2002, 03:24 PM
Well I think if you never mess with it everything gets by, however I have one set to medium and it still doesn't catch anything. I do know that the first time you ty to open junk mail it sends you to settings and you have to choose something or it wont open the folder.
Probably if you start a new identity and never try to open your junk mail folder it remains off.
What about just turning the junk mail filters to "off"?
10-22-2002, 04:47 PM
Jes - if you have found out a way to do this please post back how you did it.
Well, maybe I am just misunderstanding what you are looking for.
But, as far as I know, to turn off the junkfilters in Hotmail you go to "Options" and then to "Junk Mail Filter" wich is under Mail Handling...Oh, my bad. I was just going through the proccess as I explained it and it seems that Hotmail has changed that. Just one more reaon to hate Micro$oft, I guess.
Ok, this is an untested guess but... Create a new Cuson Filter and put a wildcard (*) in the secton that looks at what is in the subject box(the first box in step1).
11-20-2004, 10:55 PM
to the safe list
wish you well
11-20-2004, 11:23 PM
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