Tell us about the junk email you receive

Another gem in the download center: an Outlook (2003/2007) add-in with which you can report junk email to FrontBridge.

Junk E-mail Reporting Tool 1.0 for Outlook

The Junk E-mail Reporting Tool submits e-mail to Microsoft when you explicitly choose to do so. If you receive a junk e-mail and want to report it to us for analysis, first select the e-mail in Outlook and then click the junk e-mail button on your tool bar. You will see a pop-up window asking whether you want to report the selected e-mail to Microsoft and its affiliates. When you click “Yes” to confirm that you’d like to report the selected e-mail as junk e-mail, the junk e-mail will be deleted from your Inbox and sent to FrontBridge, a Microsoft company, for analysis to help us improve the effectiveness of our junk e-mail filtering technologies.

Comments (5)

  1. We have fingerprints because it would be nearly impossible to grasp things if our fingers were completely smooth. Fingerprints add friction.

    Does God need authentication? I suppose it depends on, first, whether one believes, and second, the strength of the faith of those who do believe.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Even us grizzled security professionals occasionally have to give up when faced with a pile of security

  3. Paul Vincent says:

    Great, this is real collaberation. Just like advanced Spynet on Defender whereby you can submit your decisions on blocking/allowing software to aid future products.

    My email address has recently been compromised and I am now receiving multiple offers of V1@gr@ daily. It is always possible my wife has done this in a vain effort to suggest something to me, but even so, any initiatives to stem the rising tide of jeunk I get is very much appreciated.

    On a similar subject, I firmly beleive in Windows error reporting. When an application fails on my desktop you’re darn right I want Microsoft to know about it. Even if it was not Windows that caused it, it is good to share the pain.

    One last thing, I am writing an article based on a reply to ‘Mythbusters break unbreakable fingerprint reader’, where Steve asks;

    "Does God need authentication? Now there’s a question to ponder! :)"

    God most certainly does need authentication, and it adds a new dimension to the something you have, are, know paradigm, which is "Something you can do!".

    Will let you know when I have finished it!

  4. John A, McDonald says:

    Junk mail?

  5. Alun Jones says:

    The junk mail tool would be even more useful if you could configure what address to send the junk mail reports to – working in an enterprise, we have centrally-managed junk mail filters, and when a junk mail gets through them, it would be handy to have a button to use to inform the filter administrators that one broke through again.

    [I wrote one in a couple of hours, but Visual Studio won’t let me sign it, which is pretty much a ‘no-go’ for installing it as a .NET extension to Outlook – and not everyone can develop an Outlook add-in as quickly as that.]

    As for "does God need authentication", I don’t think Steve meant it in the sense of "does God need to identify himself", but more in the sense of "does God need to identify individual people – is that why we have fingerprints?"

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