Posted Apr 7th 2010 10:56AM by the AOL Mail Team
A simple, yet often forgotten, way to help keep spam out of your Inbox is to make sure you've got the proper setting in place for you Spam Filter.
The Spam Filter is located in Settings under the Spam Settings section.
The Spam Filter offers four different settings that go from "Off" to "High." Setting the filter to "Off" will allow all mail to be directly delivered to your Inbox. Setting the filter to "High" will provide for a high degree of scrutiny, but may result in some mail being mislabeled as spam.
Since all mailboxes are unique with regard to the mail being received, you should experiment with the settings to find the right one for your mailbox.
One more tip.... Our anti-spam tools work best when used together. As long as your Spam Filter setting is not set to Off, you can actually "train" your filter by using the report spam button. The more you use the report spam button, the more accurate your filter will be.
Give it a try and let us know how it works.
The AOL Mail Team