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
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)
To help make sure that the e-mail messages that you receive are from the Safe Senders list, follow
- Start Outlook.
- On the Tools menu, click
- On the Preferences tab, click Junk
- On the Safe Senders tab, click
- In the Add address or domain dialog box,
type the e-mail address of the person who you want to trust, and then click
Note The e-mail address that you add to the Safe Senders list does
not have to be listed in your Contacts list.
- Repeat step 5 for each e-mail address (sender) that you want to
add to the Safe Senders list.
- On the Safe Senders tab, click to select the Also trust e-mail from my Contacts list check box.
If you select this check box, you are trusting that the e-mail messages that are sent to you
from those that are listed in your Contacts list are safe e-mail messages.
- On the Options tab, click
Safe Lists Only if you want to receive
e-mail messages only from the senders listed in your Safe Senders list or Safe Recipients list.
Note Only e-mail messages from people or domains in your Safe Senders list
will be delivered to your Inbox.
- Click OK to close the Junk E-mail
Options dialog box.
- Click OK to close the
Options dialog box.
To add a sender directly from an email message that was delivered to the junk email folder, follow these steps:
- Go to junk email folder.
- Select the email from which you want to trust the sender.
- Right-click the email message, point to Junk, and then click Never block sender.
When you do this, you receive a “The sender of the selected message has been added to your safe sender’s list”
- If you want to trust any sender from that domain, select Never block Sender’s domain.
For more information about safe senders, click Microsoft Outlook Help
menu, type safe senders
in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search
to view the topic.
Article ID: 817883 - Last Review: September 20, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2003