“Join Scruff as he fights Spam and…” err wait a second, the real story today involves Microsoft! Ok.. OH YEAH! Just a few days ago Microsoft released their new Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 32-bit and 64-bit. That’s right, Microsoft is arming its Outlook users around the globe with a new tool to help report and stop spammers in their tracks (or at least that’s the idea I guess).
Anyway, once installed the Add-in integrates nicely with Outlook. To Report Junk / SPAM, just Open the email, Click the Home Tab on the Ribbon and Select Junk, Report Junk. Presto!
You can also Right-Click messages in your inbox and Select Junk, Report Junk from there as well.
Microsoft will attach the suspected spam email to a new email and then send it in their junk email department for analysis, or as I like to call it – the Spam lab.
Ready to join the fight?
I’ll admit Download on this one was a little tricky. There are 3 different MSI files to choose from, but you only need one of them. The screenshot below should help out but I’ll also explain them here.
- JunkEmailReportingTool.MSI is for Office 2003
- JunkReportingAdd-in.Office-07.Office-10.x64-en.msi is for 64-bit Office 2007 or 2010
- JunkReportingAdd-in.Office-07.Office-10.x86-en.msi is for 32-bit Office 2007 or 2010
I’ll give Microsoft some credit here for trying to keep SPAM away from the population. I’m honestly surprised they went down this path being that they should already be getting billions of SPAM from Hotmail / Live Mail they can analysis and add to their spam engine… But oh well. It’s still fun to HELP. ;) I just downloaded it myself and I already feel like a groovy spam detective!