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Outlook 2007 spam filter overview

The Outlook 2007 spam filters try to identify junk mail and adult content by looking for key words.

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Handling junk mail in Outlook 2007


Methodology
The Outlook 2007 junk and adult content filters examine the content of emails to identify spam. The lists that follow show the words the filter looks for and where the filter looks for them. Weighting is unknown for each of the words. In some cases, search terms are connected with Boolean relationships (using AND or OR).

Junk email filter
This filter labels email spam if: 

  • The Subject line contains:
  • ! AND $
  • ! AND free
  • $$
  • Advertisement
  • The body contains:
    • ,000 AND !! AND $  
    • ///////////////
    • 100% satisfied
    • Card accepted
    • Check or money order
    • Dear friend
    • Extra income
    • Free!
    • For free? 
    • Guarantee AND satisfaction OR absolute 
    • mlm
    • @mlm
    • Money back
    • Money-back guarantee
    • More info AND visIt AND $
    • One-time mail
    • Order now!
    • Order today
    • Removal instructions
    • SPECIAL PROMOTION 

Adult content email filter
This filter labels email spam if: 

  • The Subject line contains:
    • 18
    • Adult en
    • Adult s
    • Adults only
    • Be 18
    • Erotic
    • Free AND adult
    • Free AND sex
    • Over 18
    • Over 21
    • Sex
    • XXX
  • The body contains:
  • 18
  • 18+
  • Adult en
  • Must be 18
  • Over 18
  • Over 21
  • XXX  
  • XXX! 

Troubleshooting
Return Path recommends reviewing your content for these words and phrases. If you have access to a filtering tool like SpamAssassin, you can confirm if your mail scores high for any particular words or phrases. Make the suggested changes and test.
 
Return Path seed list set up  
The Outlook 2007 spam filter is not on the seed list.
 
Escalation process  
None

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