How often should you clear your Outlook Junk Folder?

By standss Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

EVERY DAY! I used to let my junk mail folder collect emails for months until recently… here’s why?

If you’re like me, your Outlook Junk Emails folder will get at least 20 emails in it every day… most of them actually SPAM.

However you’ll occasionally get emails in there that are actual work emails. You can get Outlook to automatically highlight the work emails in your junk emails folder as I outlined in an earlier article.

But it is still very useful to clear your Junk Emails folder on a daily basis because:

  1. This habit makes you go to your Junk Emails folder which gives you the chance to see if Outlook has highlighted any emails that might need your attention (no point in Outlook highlighting them unless you actually look at the folder)
  2. You can also quickly scan through the rest of the emails in the folder to see if there are any other work emails amongst the SPAM.

This will ensure that you respond to incorrectly junk-filed emails in a timely manner.

The whole process is also much easier and quicker since there will be less emails in Outlook’s Junk Emails folder (assuming that you empty the folder out every day) than if you let it pile up over several days, weeks or even months.

Categories : Outlook Email Tips, SPAM Filtering in Outlook

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