Junk Mail Filters
Many e-mail applications and Web-based e-mail services provide filters to limit the amount of unwanted e-mail that flows into your inbox. The junk mail filters use known criteria such as phrasing, font style (ex: all caps), and symbols (ex: dollar signs, exclamation points) to classify messages as junk.
Most junk mail filters have several options for displaying or deleting the unwanted e-mail. Since junk mail filters are not completely accurate, you may want to send the filtered e-mail to one specific folder (not directly to the trash) so you can check and make sure non-junk messages do not get deleted. Once your junk mail filter is activated, you can refine the filter by making exceptions.
To learn more about the specific filters available, use the help feature within your e-mail client. Search for terms like "filter" "rules" or "junk mail."
View some video tutorials for activating e-mail filters in:
|Eudora for the PC||Entourage for the Macintosh|
|AOL 9||AOL 8|
|Hotmail||MSN Junk E-mail Guard|