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    Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    Is it possible to set Outlook in such a way that only emails on the contact list and other approved lists can come through ? Any other emails will be deleted automatically.

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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    Have you investigated the Rules Wizard? Provided you are on an Exchange Server and the non-Exchange Contacts are not too numerous, you should be able to set up a single rule.
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    It seems that Outlook 2000 has "inclusive" Rules (do something if a condition is found) but not "exclusive" Rules (do something if a condition is not found). Following from earlier threads and my intent to learn a bit more about Rules, it appears that doing what the original poster requested may need some reverse psychology, such as moving all desired messages to another folder, and then moving all remaining Inbox messages to the Deleted items folder. Or is there something I have overlooked?
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    What you say seems to be about right. Either I left a few steps out in the explanation, or I've become so used to running spam filters as well, (or I'm still adjusting to having started skiing again) that things have just become a little <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>.
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    I prefer the ISP side SPAM filter approach myself.

    <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18> Speaking of adjustments and skiing, I adjusted my right ankle rather harshly after being persuaded by my fearless son-in-law to go down a double-diamond experts-only chute. Something hard under the powder turned my right foot down and inside where it's never supposed to be. I should learn to ski my age.
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    > I should learn to ski my age.
    Well, young'un - sometimes that's not good enough - having skied <10 hours in the last 12 years <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15> - my kid brother insisted on our going down black runs in deep fog. Somehow, those old reflexes suddenly discovered <img src=/S/coffeetime.gif border=0 alt=coffeetime width=32 height=48> (but then I learned my safety skills playing ice hockey)!
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    I'm trying different external spam filters ...

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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    Some Spam Filters - such as SAProxy - tag/rewrite the Subject line. You could set up a rule to pick this up. HTH
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    Re: Email Filters (Outlook 2000)

    See if your ISP has a spam filtering setup; ISP side can be easier to manage than a client side setup in that the ISP may already have bayesian filters trained, frequency counters, established spammer reference lists, etc., set up and working.
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