Chapter 16: Using Windows Mail, Calendars, and Contacts
5. Messages from email addresses designated as blocked senders are always treated
as junk email. Use the following options on the Blocked Senders tab to manage
your Blocked Senders list:
Allows you to add a blocked sender. Click Add, type the email address or
Internet domain to add to the Blocked Senders list, and then click OK.
Allows you to edit an existing blocked sender entry. Click the entry you
want to edit and then click Edit. As necessary, edit the email address or
Internet domain and then click OK.
Allows you to remove a blocked sender entry. Click the entry you want to
remove and then click Remove.
6. Click OK to save your settings.
Protecting Yourself from Phishing Links
Phishing is a type of fraud designed to steal your identity. In phishing scams, scam
artists try to get you to disclose valuable personal data such as credit card numbers,
passwords, account data, or other information. They usually do this by convincing
you to provide the information under false pretenses. Phishing emails claim to be
from a trusted party, such as a financial institution or online service, but they aren’t.
By including links to fraudulent web sites, these email messages can trick you into
providing your personal information to sites you wouldn’t normally use. Windows
Mail has a phishing filter that analyzes email to help detect these fraudulent links
and help protect you from these online scams. Although links in suspected phishing
emails are blocked automatically, phishing emails are not moved automatically to
the Junk E-mail folder.
You can configure phishing filtering by completing the following steps:
1. In Windows Mail, click Tools, and then click Junk E-mail Options.
2. In the Junk E-mail Options dialog box, select the Phishing tab, as shown in
3. To block links in phishing emails so that they cannot be clicked, select the “Pro-
tect my Inbox from messages with potential Phishing links” checkbox.
4. To move suspected phishing emails to the Junk E-mail folder, select the “Move
phishing e-mail to the Junk Mail folder” checkbox.
5. Click OK to save your settings.