Feb 14, 2011

Outlook–restoring functionality to junk mail

Outlook 2007 has a reasonably decent junk mail filter. The junk mail options allow you to disable all the links and other functionality in junk mail making it much harder for you to become a victim. When a legitimate email ends up in the junk mail folder you can just move it back to your in-box and the functionality will be restored, well in theory any way. I have found that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. However, I have finally discovered through experimentation that if instead of moving the mail manually, moving it through the context menu in the preview pane seems to work much more reliably. If you’ve already manually moved it to the in-box, just move it back to the junk mail folder and move it again using the context menu.

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Tod Gentille (@todgentille) is now a Curriculum Director for Pluralsight. He's been programming professionally since well before you were born and was a software consultant for most of his career. He's also a father, husband, drummer, and windsurfer. He wants to be a guitar player but he just hasn't got the chops for it.