Use the Microsoft Outlook Rules Wizard or Mozilla Thunderbird Message Filter to help screen your e-mail and delete e-mail messages that are not important. Often many online services such as Yahoo! mail and Gmail also have filters that can be applied.
Examples of rules that can be set up
- Use keywords used in spam e-mails you frequently get (e.g., Viagra).
- Move e-mails from certain e-mail addresses such as family and friends to a specific folder.
- Block web forwarded e-mails.