Moving emails to the Spam folder in Hotmail or Outlook

Spam messages are a pain in the butt when it comes to the email services and their users, since this type of mails are sent with the purpose of populating our inboxes, showing us ads and propaganda, infecting our machines with viruses and malware, or with the simple reason of annoying us when we check our email accounts.

In a fortunate way, email providers have made their platforms a lot stronger and secure against Spam, thanks to technologies and protocols available today, along with the continuous renewal and updates of their services. For example, Microsoft and its Outlook email platform is now a lot more reliable in terms of security, stability and Spam avoiding.

Like this, Outlook and its new beta release offer you one of the safest email services online, regarding Spam issues and general security matters, with the proper change about layout and design with a more minimalistic and functional platform.

Now, in the case you have received Spam email using Outlook, there are a few steps to do to move them into their corresponding folder, along with the deleting process in case you want to get rid of them for good.

How to move a Spam message to proper folder

Let us just say you receive an email and without even look at it you release is Spam, and therefore you want to move it to the Spam folder, there nothing easier in the world. The first thing is to select the message, either clicking on it so it changes its color or by clicking on the checkmark on the left side of the email.

spam folders

spam folders

By selecting the message, an option panel will be enabled at the top of the inbox, offering you several actions to carry out regarding your messages. For example, from such option panel you can delete, archive, sweep, mark as unread, mark as read, move to other folders and the “junk” button, being the action we are interested in today.

spam folders

Having been selected the Spam message on the inbox, to move it into the Spam folder all you need to is clicking on the “Junk” button available on the option panel.

spam folders

By doing so, the email will be moved immediately to the Junk Email folder and disappearing from the inbox. In order to let you know about the success process on moving the Spam message, the Junk Email folder will have a number on its right side, corresponding exactly on how many messages have you moved.

spam folders

As you can see, by opening the Junk Mail folder the message you just move is right there, in case you need to check it out or perhaps you consider to return it to your inbox, being exactly the same easy process but the other way around.

spam folders

Nevertheless, when you select the message on the Junk Mail folder you want to move, the enabled option panel right above the email list will show the “Not Junk” button, and by clicking on it the selected message will be moved to its original location or inbox, so is quite easy.

spam folders

On the other hand, if you consider such Spam message moved to the Junk Email folder is dangerous in any way, like carrying out malware or viruses, along with phishing intentions or more; you can block it completely by clicking on the “Block” button on the option panel.

spam folders

Deleting Spam emails on Outlook

If you received Spam messages and you have moved them into the Junk Email folder, maybe the natural step to follow is deleting them for good, and like this you will be safe in terms of malware infection or ads. To do so, you just need to select the emails about to delete by clicking on the checkmark on them.

After you click and select on all the messages you want to delete, just click on the “Delete” button in the option panel. Like this, all the selected messages will be deleted and you will not have anything to worry about.

Deleting Spam

If maybe you have too many messages to delete and you want to carry out this action with all of them, you just have to click on the “Delete all” button in the action panel. In this case, a notification will be shown by the platform letting you know the process is about to be done and all the messages will be deleted. Click on “Delete” if you are Ok or click on “Cancel” to abort.

Deleting Spam

Deleting Spam

Since the deleting process was carried out from the Email Junk folder, such deleted messages are erased permanently to avoid any risks and they are not moved to the Deleted Items folder, like it would be if you delete messages from inbox or any other folder available.