Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Tool for Outlook 2003/07

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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.

    System Requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista; Windows XP
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Download: Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Tool

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It does not work.
All emails come back with that , "Marked as Do Not Forward", msg.
Waste of time installing this until that is fixed.

So far every spam I've gotten since I installed it has been "Do Not Forward." Is there a way to disable that?

Seems there is a flaw in this product. I'm 99% sure that all of my messages are not marked as "Do Not Forward", since I can forward them manually without any problem. So there must be one giant bug in Microsoft's software... do they actually have an internal testing department any more??? Seems to me something this major would be easy to spot if they did.

Quote - mattm591 said @ #9
So why not for Outlook 2002? :(

Because Outlook 2002 is for the Mac, and this addin is for Windows.

Windows versions were 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007


EDIT: Err, my bad. 2002 was Office XP. It may be EOL'ed.

Quote - MazX_Napalm said @ #9.3

Mac version is 2004

Well, the "yeared" versions are 98, 2001, and 2004. Then there's "X" which was released in 2001...

Wikipedia

My question is, is it acted upon in the same manor as reporting it to spamcop? That's what I would really like rather than just trying to improve the filter.

Hmmm... may have to reassess my opinion (5.1) above; as #1 indicated, what good is it if you can't forward all the junk e-mail marked "Do Not Forward"?

J.

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.

Pretty self explanatory ^^.. there is no report button

Yeah I get the below message when I try to use the button on ANY of my messages. Firstly, I'm pretty sure all of my messages are not marked as "Do Not Forward". Secondly, what is the point of that limitation? Surely spammers are going to get wise to this and just mark all of their emails in this way?