How to Recover Messages from Spam Folder in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook helps users to manage personal information and to communicate with others. It is an effective software to manage email messages, appointments, contacts, tasks etc. The many options of Outlook can be explored and utilized to their best by following these simple tutorials. Important messages can end up in Spam Folder in Outlook and be lost forever. It is important to monitor your Junk Folder and recover email in Outlook that may be of such importance. Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how to recover messages from Spam folder.


Step # 1 – Spam Mail link inaccessible

Sometimes, an important email may end up in your “Junk Mail” or Spam folder in Outlook. To view the messages, click on the “Junk Mail” folder. From there, select the mail you think should not be in the Junk folder. If there are links and attachments in the mail, they will be disabled for your safety. You won’t be able to view the images or access the links given in such an email.

Junk Mail links inaccessible

Step # 2 – Choose ‘Never Block Sender’

Right click on the email, move over to “Junk” and select the “Never Block Sender” option.

Select ‘Never Block Sender’

Step # 3 – Sender name moved to “Safe Senders’ list”

Once you have selected that option, the sender’s name will be saved in the “Safe Senders’ List” and a message window will open, click ‘OK’.

Sender name saved in ‘Safe Senders’ list’

Step # 4 – Select ‘Not Junk’

Another way in which you can recover emails in Outlook from the “Junk Folder” is by opening the message and clicking on the “Junk” button. Once the drop down menu appears, click on the “Not Junk” option.

Click ‘Not Junk’

Step # 5 – Message moved to Inbox

Outlook will automatically move the message to your Inbox and the sender will be added to the “Safe Senders’ list”. A message window will open, click “OK”.

Message saved in Inbox

Step # 6 – View “Safe Senders’ list”

To view the “Safe Senders’ list”, right-click on the message, move over to “Junk” and click on “Junk Email” options. Once the new window opens up, move over to the “Safe Senders’ tab” and here you can view the “Safe Senders’ list”.

Safe Senders’ list shown