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    Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    Has anyone else noticed a decrease in the effectiveness of Outlook's Junk E-mail filter in the last week or so? Prior to this, almost all spam was being identified and moved to the Junk E-mail folder. I have my protection level set to high, but lately I'm having to manually "add to blocked sender's list" many many items each day.
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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    Check to see "Who" is sending the spam, someone in your contacts may have been spoofed, including your own email accounts.

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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    That's not the problem Dave. The problem is that the Junk Filter is not picking up many of the very obvious spams. As I said, prior to this, the filter was doing a great job (including the occasional false positive). For the past week or so however, many are being missed - including in some cases, duplicates of spams which do get moved to the Junk E-mail folder.
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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    I have not been seeing anything like that and my Office 2003 is up to date.

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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    Thanks Dave. I'm running 2007 but I would think that the Junk Mail filters would be similar, if not the same, on both.
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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    I am using Windows Mail on my laptop with Vista. I have not seen any problems with the junk filter on it, but Outlook 2007 filters may be different.

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    Re: Junk Mail Filter (2007)

    Spammers constantly test against widely used filters and when they find a way to evade them, they pump up the volume. Microsoft should release an update within a few weeks to address the new techniques. Assuming they are aware of them.

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