Spam to a folder in Outlook Express
In the menu bar, click ‘Tools’, move the cursor to ‘Message Rules’,
and click ‘Mail’ to display the New Mail Rule window, shown below.
(If you have already defined any message rules, the Message Rules
window will be displayed at this time. Click ‘New’ to access the
New Mail Rule window.)
Section 1 of the Message
Rules window is where the conditions for the mail rule are set.
Click the box in front of the second option, ‘Where the Subject
line contains specific words’. This tells Outlook Express to act
on any messages that have had been marked as containing spam.
In Section 2, choose
the actions that Outlook Express will take. This is where you can
specify a different folder for the messages so they will not fill
your Inbox. Be sure to empty this folder regularly to avoid wasting
The text that appears
in section 3 depends on which option you selected in Part 2. No
matter what you picked, you must click on any underlined text and
enter the specific information for your rule. For example, click
on ‘contains specific words’ in section 3 and enter [SPAM], the
tag added by SpamAssassin, as shown below.
If you are moving
or copying the spam file to a specified folder, click on ‘specified’
in section 3. This opens a new window, shown below, where you can
select an existing folder or create a new one for storing the spam
Click ‘OK’ to return
to the Message Rules window, and ‘Apply Now…’ to apply the rule
to all existing messages that meet the conditions.
Click ‘OK’ to exit
the Message Rules window.