My Outlook 2003 is suffering Digitial Amnesia
My Outlook 2003 has been suffering from a severe case of Digitial Amnesia (or is that Digital Dementia) over the past few weeks. (thanks to some alleged ‘enhanced junk mail filters’ delivered over Windows update).
For some odd reason – a number of people (that I’ve regularly been in email contact with over past 12 months) have suddenly been classed as ‘junk mail’ senders. (and to alleviate any conspiracy theories – even emails from Microsoft folk like Charlie Owen were classed as junk).. I’ve had to now manually add each person to the ‘safe senders list’.
Unfortunately it took me a couple of weeks to realize what was going on – as previously I would just go into my junk email folder – select everything – and hit permenant delete. (and hence I’m positive I’ve deleted a number of real emails from people without knowing about it). I now have to wade through all the Junk mail and try to spot real messages – which totally devalues the usefulness of having junkmail filtering in the first place.
I’m hoping this is fixed (or at least not duplicated) in Office 2007 – which I’ve been trying to scrounge up some money to buy (as my current MSDN Pro subscription doesn’t entitle me to get this for free).
So if you are running Outlook 2003 – beware of this potential issue if you’ve been getting the latest updates – and check twice before you permenantly delete the contents of your junk mail folder.