Outlook Express: Conisder using Rules for organization and spam deletion!!

Hi Everyone,

I am a big fan of Lockernome and their newsletters. I’ve been getting them for at least three or four years now.  But, there is one point, that I consider major about this article totally  missed! Rules are great for getting rid of spam!  Make a rule using the following instructions, but messages that contain keywords in the “subject line” or “body of the message” can be marked for deletion by just using a rule.  You know… I don’t own a penis of my own, I didn’t even know I needed mine enlarged… so I just have the program look for the “P” word and toss it.  Other words I have learned to include are mortgage, viagra, babes!  I have a long list, and most of my 200 or so spams a day get tossed out this way.

And you don’t have to have large volumes of mail to use rules.  Sometimes, it just helps you stay orgainzed.  Every email I get from Rootsweb Forum (about 20 a day) goes into a Genealogy Folder.  Anything coming in about my son, goes to my Wesley Folder,  All my clients have their own folder, right down to Image 2000, SrugglingReaders.com, and HilaryFMarkcx.com.  Uncles, Aunts, and cousins, have their own folders. It’s just easier for me to find what I want when I want it that way. (You know, I wish the rest of my life were this organized!)

So, if you use Outlook Express, or the full version of Outlook, conisder using Rules for organization and spam deletion !!  Love to you all, Peg

“Rules are very useful for managing high volumes of messages. For example, instead of having them all end up in your Inbox, you can create rules that will sort incoming messages and place them in different folders.

You can create rules in Outlook Express (included with Windows XP), using the steps outlined below.

  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. Click the Tools menu option, point to Message Rules, and select Mail.
  3. Select one or more conditions for the rule. For example, if you select Where the From Line Contains People, the mail message must be from the sender you specify in the rule before any processing occurs.
  4. After you have specified the conditions, you must edit the value for each condition by selecting the hyperlink under Rule Description. For example, if you selected Where the To line contains people, you must then specify the particular senders.
  5. Specify the actions for the rule. Outlook Express will take these actions if a mail message meets all the conditions. For example, you cam Move it to the specified folder.
  6. Edit the values for the actions by selecting the hyperlink under Rule Description. For example, if you select the rule Move It to the Specified Folder, you then have to edit the value of the rule and tell Outlook Express which particular folder mail should be placed in.
  7. Type a descriptive name for the rule.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Ok the close the Message Rule dialog box.”

About PeggyAnn

Professional PC Consultant, Researcher, & avid people watcher, Peggy Ann Rowe started into her genealogical quest at age 15 after watching the mini-series, "Roots" with her parents. This new obsession has fueled her love of history, & study of cultures & societies in every epoch. Today she is 57 years old with four kids who are all grown up (& all have flown the coop). In between her 'gigs' with clients she volunteered at many different non-profits. Former President, Secretary, and Director at Large on the board of the Douglas County Historical Society for 10+ years, and former Secretary at the Cloverdale Historical Society (Sonoma County) for nearly 10 years. This website is an attempt to share the knowledge she has gained about her family ties with others who may be interested in the same things. She does not guarantee 100% accuracy and does hope that you will send corrections. To learn more about her, click the "about" button in the page menu. Thanks! Another goal of this website is to disseminate a message (i.e. education) about domestic violence, child abuse, and all forms of sexual abuse to society at large. The message comes from real experience from the whole spectrum of the violence from sexual abuse by a perpetrator to sexual abuse perpetrated by a husband, to the abuse of children within the family. Peggy has seen it, lived it, and been hurt by it. There will on occasion be details that might be hard for some people to read, and a warning is usually posted at the beginning of the essay so that those who want to turn and not read may do so. The only way to teach and to let others learn what to avoid is to SHARE what happened with every detail necessary to make the point. Thank you.
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