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Information About the Safe Senders Option in Outlook
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This article describes the Safe Senders option in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. This article also describes a possible security danger when you use the Safe Senders option.
The Safe Senders option permits you to generate a list of senders that you consider safe to receive e-mail messages from. To add the names of those senders that you trust, click the Safe Senders tab in the Junk E-Mail Options option, and then click to select the Also trust e-mail from my Contacts check box. When you receive an e-mail message from a sender that is from the list of trusted senders, that e-mail message is delivered directly to your Inbox.
Important Security Note When you use the Safe Senders option in Outlook 2003, you can still receive e-mail messages that can do damage to your computer (unsafe messages). Unsafe e-mail messages may contain components (for example, macros or viruses) that may damage your computer, or they may contain unwanted information. You can receive unsafe e-mail messages that misrepresents the actual sender of the e-mail message. For example, the From box of the e-mail message may appear to be from a safe sender, but the actual e-mail message may have been sent by a different (unsafe) sender.
To help make sure that the e-mail messages that you receive are from the Safe Senders list, follow these steps: