Disable Junk Mail in Outlook 2010

By default Outlook will try to filter the most obvious junk e-mail and move it to the Junk-E-mail folder. Unfortunately Outlook SPAM filter is not the most sophisticated and quite often legitimate messages get marked as Junk mail.

You can choose to disable Outlook Junk-mail filter completely, especially if your company or email provider already uses an external anti-spam system.

To disable Junk E-mail filtering in Outlook 2010:

  • Click on Junk in the Home Tab and select Junk E-mail Options…
    Home Tab > Junk > Junk E-mail Options…
  • In Junk Email Options dialog Options Tab select No Automatic Filtering...
    Outlook 2010 Junk Email Options

Start Outlook 2010 in Safe Mode

If you can’t start Outlook 2010 or it keeps crashing, you could try is starting it in safe mode. This disables extensions, reading pane and toolbar customizations. If this fixes the problem you can re-enable these elements one by one.
Start Outlook in Safe Mode
To start Outlook in Safe Mode:
Start > Run > Outlook /safe > OK

Disable / Enable hibernation in Windows

To Disable Hibernation

Start > type cmd > right click on Command Prompt and click Run as Administrator
In command prompt type powercfg.exe /hibernate off and press Enter.

Read more: Disable / Enable hibernation in Windows

Run Firefox in safe mode (without add-ons)

If you are having problems with Firefox one of the first things to try is starting Firefox in safe mode without add-ons as one of them could be causing your problems.
Firefox safe mode prompt

Option 1:

  • Make sure Firefox is not running
  • Hold SHIFT key and double click on the Firefox shortcut on your desktop or in Program Menu

Option 2:

  • Make sure Firefox is not running
  • Start > Run type firefox -safe-mode and press OK