Office 365 (Outlook 2011) - Disabling Spam Filter

It is recommended that you disable Outlook's built-in spam filter if you plan to use Outlook with Office 365. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to disable your spam filtering in Outlook 2011. Spam filtering is enabled by default on initial setup.

Office 365 Team Junk Mail Filtering Recommendation: It is the recommendation of the Office 365 team for users to disable all local client (Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.) automated junk mail filters and local client rules/filters in Office 365. For UW-Madison users, many clients will have local junk mail filtering disabled entirely. All rules/filters should be created in Outlook on the web. Please refer to our Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Filtering email with inbox and sweep rules document.

Manually Disable Spam Filter Setting

  1. Open Outlook 2011.

    Open Outlook 2011

  2. Click on the Home tab to view a list of menu options.

    Select Home Tab

  3. Click on the Junk drop down menu, then select Junk Email Protection...

    Junk Drop Down Menu

  4. Click on the Level tab, select None, then click OK.

    Junk E-Mail Protection Off

Your spam filter is now disabled.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-03-25 21:28 CDTUpdated:2015-05-26 09:50 CDT
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