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Create a Spam Filter in Outlook 2010

Note: The process for creating spam filters in Outlook 2010 is shown below, however the process is very similar for spam filters in Outlook 2013.

  1. In Outlook select the Home tab.
  2. Click on the Rules icon.
  3. Click Create Rule.

    Create Rule

  4. Check the Subject Contains box and enter X-Spam-Level: ssss. (There is a single space between the colon and the "s")

    Subject Contains

  5. Check the Move the item to folder box and click Select Folder....

    Move to folder

  6. Click the New... button.

    Create Folder

  7. Highlight Junk E-mail and type Spam in the "Name" field.

    Spam Folder

  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Advanced Options....

    Advanced Options

  10. Check the with specified words in message header box.


  11. Under Step 2, click specific words.

    Specific Words

  12. Type X-Spam-Level: ssss. (There is a single space between the colon and the "s")
  13. Click Add.
  14. Click OK.


  15. Click Next.
  16. Verify your rule description.

    Verify it is correct

  17. Click Finish.

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