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    I have my Outlook 2007 set to trap spam and I also use Norton Internet Security trying to block spam. I Use both a white list and a black list to catch spam. this works pretty well except when someone uses My mail email as the sender. Is there a way to also block on content. I used to have an Spam filter program that did this but they haven't kept up with the hardware/software advances. I have gotten really tired of the Viagra adds coming from my email address. I'm running Windows Home Premium on both laptop & desktop the latter being a 64 bit machine and operating system. Office Pro 2007 w/Outlook 2007, also using Norton Internet Security 2011. Any thoughts, suggestions greatly appreciated
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    PC Magazine found the spam filter in the 2010 version of Norton Internet Security to be quite effective, and I'm assuming this was based on content analysis. The review also lists some alternatives: Norton Internet Security 2010 Review & Rating | PCMag.com. Perhaps there is an option that isn't enabled somewhere?

    Edit: Apparently the 2011 version isn't as good: Norton Internet Security 2011 Review & Rating | PCMag.com. The review author seems to be suggesting Cloudmark as an alternative.

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    Thanks for the fast response. I' ll look into the settings a little deeper and see if there is something I missed. Will also at the alternative suggestion.
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    What are your Outlook spam filter settings?

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    Hi Joe,
    I use a Black List and a White list of unacceptable and acceptable usere as well as the setting in th screen capture that is enclosed. I also use NortonInternet Security 2011 & their default settings. This has caught about 98% of the Spam until the recent upgrade as well as the fact spammers have started using my email address to get through.
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    I don't think the sreen capture came accross so I'm resending it.[attachment=90411:Outlook Settings 1.png]
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    For Outlook, I'd change the spam setting to High and remove your email address from the safe lists. At work, I've been running Outlook 2007 & now Outlook 2010 with an external spam filter at our Exchange server since Office 2007 was first released. I seldom see spam in my inbox and when I do it is never for enlarging or enhancing any body part. I do need to check the spam folder for false positives but you should be doing that anyway. At home, I run Outlook 2010 now with the setting on High. I see a bit more spam in in my inbox but no of the variey you mentioned and not enough for me to add more filtering. I do check the spam folder at home regularly too.

    Note: I'm not sure how Norton handles spam filtering. So, I can't comment on its settings.

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