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Junk Email

What is Junk Email?

Junk email also known as spam, frustrates and annoys most email users. The junk email process starts when a commercial entity (or several) learns of your University email account. This page offers some advice on how to filter out junk email.

How to filter out Junk Email

Outlook is able to help you filter out your junk email.  You can report junk email directly to Microsoft Outlook.

The Microsoft junk email Reporting tool offers several ways for you to report junk email messages from:

  • Outlook ribbon
  • Your Inbox
  • Within an opened email message

 Outlook ribbon

1. Select the message or messages that you want to report as JUNK.

2. On the Outlook ribbon, click Report junk. For example, click Home > Junk > Report Junk.

Report junk email messages from the Outlook ribbon

3.The Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in dialog box opens. If you’re sure that you want to submit the messages you selected as JUNK,click Yes.

Note:  If you don’t want to receive this confirmation message when submitting junk messages, check Do not show this message again.

The selected messages will be sent to Microsoft for analysis and moved to the Junk Email folder. To confirm that the messages have been submitted, open your sent items folder to view the submitted messages.

Your Inbox

1. Right-click the message or messages that you want to report as junk.

2. Select Junk and then click Report Junk.

Report junk messages from your Inbox

 3.The Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in dialog box opens. If you’re sure that you want to submit the messages you selected as JUNK, click Yes.

Confirm report as junk

Note: If you don’t want to receive this confirmation message when submitting junk messages, check Do not show this message again.

Within an opened message

1. From within an opened message, click the Report Junk button on the message ribbon. For example, click Junk > Report Junk

Report a junk email from within a message

2. The Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in dialog box opens. If you’re sure that you want to submit the message you selected as junk, click Yes.

Confirm report as junk

Note: If you don’t want to receive this confirmation message when submitting junk messages, check Do not show this message again.

The selected message will be sent to Microsoft for analysis and moved to the Junk Email folder. To confirm that the message has been submitted, open your Sent Items folder to view the submitted message.