Cactus Spam Filter for Outlook Express

By default, Cactus Spam Filter runs seamlessly with Outlook Express, no additional settings in your e-mail client are required. Just download and install our spam killer and it will immediately protect your Outlook Express inbox.

Moving spam e-mail to a special Outlook Express junk folder

E-mails classified as spam will get a tagged subject line. The tag is *** CACTUS SPAM *** and can be used to automatically move such e-mail into a junk folder. To do this you simply will have to add a message rule in Outlook Express. Here is a step-by-step guide.

NOTE: there is a space between the asterix and ‘CACTUS SPAM’ (***CACTUS SPAM***) and it’s important that you use them.

1. Start Outlook Express.
2. In the menu, select ‘Tools->Rules for message->e-mail’.
3. Click on ‘New’.
4. Select ‘Where the subject line contains some words’.
5. Select ‘Move it to the specified folder’.
6. At the bottom, click on the link ‘some words’.
7. Type *** CACTUS SPAM ***.
8. Click Add, click Ok
9. At the bottom, click on the link ‘specified folder’.
10. Select the map where you want all spam e-mail to go.
11. Click Ok.
12. Click Ok.

Training Cactus Spam Filter with e-mails from Outlook Express

Cactus Spam Filter offers a feature that will train your filter quickly, instead of having to guide it for every incoming e-mail. If you already have a bunch of good and spam e-mails in your Outlook Express e-mail client, you can directly train the filter with these e-mails. Here is a step-by-step procedure to do this.

Cactus Spam Filter V2.00

1. If Cactus Spam Filter isn’t running, start it.
2. Click on the ‘Training’ link in the top menu.
3. Open the training folder by clicking the link ‘Training Folder’.
4. Open Outlook Express and select your e-mails. Drag and drop the selected e-mails into the folder opened in step 3.
5. Now enter the ‘Training Arena’ in Cactus Spam Filter and train the filter.

Cactus Spam Filter versions previous to 2.00

1. If Cactus Spam Filter isn’t running, start it.
2. Click on the ‘Training’ link in the left menu.
3. Open the spam folder by clicking the link.
4. Open Outlook Express and select all spam e-mails. Drag and drop the selected e-mails into the folder opened in step 3.
5. Open the good folder by clicking the link.
6. Open Outlook Express and select all good e-mails. Drag and drop the selected e-mails into the folder opened in step 5.
7. Now click on the ‘Train’ button and wait for the training to comple.