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    Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    1. Junk mail addresses don't add to the "Junk Senders.txt" file. I work through the steps in Outlook then look at the file with a text editor and the added address is not there. The text file is located at, C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook. Maybe it should be somewhere else?
    2. Also the Woody's email is being blocked and its address is not on the list.
    3. Is there a way to add key words to the Adult filter list?

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    Re: Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    1) the text file is just a list of some of the things being filtered. the things on the list are in rules - look in rules wizard.

    2) add woody to the exception list.

    3) only via rules

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    Re: Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    I think we are getting confused here. The file, Junk Senders.txt, is a file, listing email addresses to be blocked. Outlook has a process for adding new addresses to this file. I believe you are thinking of the file, filters.txt, which is a listing of terms that Outlook looks for and it can't be edited to the best of my knowledge. I am trying to add email addresses to Junk Senders.txt and its not working.

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    Re: Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    1. <LI>Both the Junk Senders.txt and the Adult Content Senders.txt files are located in Documents and Settings<user>Application DataMicrosoftOutlook. You add entries to both lists by first enabling both by clicking on Tools -> Organize and then right-clicking on a message and choosing either Junk Mail... -> Add to Junk Senders List for junk mail or Junk Mail... -> Add to Adult Content Senders List for filtering what you consider "Adult Content." Both files are indeed text files, which you can edit with any plain text editor.
      <LI>WRT Woody's newsletters, unless you have an entry for this in Junk or Adult Content, it has to be in your Rules [Tools -> Rules Wizard...]
      <LI>Keywords for "Adult Content," yep, only via Rules.
      <LI>Personally, I've never heard of a filters.txt file in Outlook. Eudora, yes. Outlook, got me.
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    Re: Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    1.This brings me back to my original question. I go through the steps to add an address entry to the Junk Senders.txt file BUT when I look at the file with a text editor, the entry is not there! The response from Outlook says it has been added.
    2. I have a rule to send Woody's email to a specific folder and there is no entry in Junk Senders.txt BUT the email is being deleted.
    3. So, I have to make a rule with all the dirty words known to man even though Outlook has some of them built in?? Seems like the program should allow adding to its database just like the junk addresses.
    4. Yes, there is a filters.txt associated with Outlook. In the organize area of Outlook 2000, click on junk mail. There is a statement "For more options click here." this brings you to an option " You can improve filters by downloading updates from the Outlook Web Site". As far as I can tell this is a lie! At the site is nothing more than a copy of the filters.txt file. There is no download option, only copy/paste.

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    Re: Junk Senders.txt (Win98SE,Office2000SR1)

    1. <LI>Works for me. Are you sure after you click Organize and then "Junk Mail," that the button on the line "New Junk messages will appear in Gray" reads "Turn off"? This means it's turned ON - a little confusing.
      <LI>In an Ask The Doctor in Windows & .net Magazine, there's some extended discussion about the Filters.txt file. The conclusions are:
      1. <LI>Filters.txt is a purely informational file (funny it's buried so deep...)
        <LI>The only way to add additional filtering terms is through rules.
      In the same discussion is a reference to an explanation of why "legitimate email messages sometime automatically move to the Deleted Items folder when you've enabled Microsoft Outlook's junk email-filtering feature." I didn't go there ... no time at the moment.
      <LI>See 2 above.
      <LI>You're correct. I guess that since it turns out not to be an operational file, I hadn't heard of it ... outside of the fact it's located in the bowels of Office.
    Not much help I'm afraid.
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