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Keyboard shortcut - add to Blocked Sender list

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I would like a keyboard shorcut to add a sender to the Blocked Sender list and send the message to the "junk mail" folder.

I looked at creating a macro, but I could not find how to make a keyboard shortcut to it.  Is this possible in Outlook 2003?

Matthew
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Anne TroyManager
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Hi, M256.

Is it safe to assume that you've already got Spam filtering rules turned on? I have just downloaded this cute little freebie app, which doesn't appear to bog down my Outlook, and allows you to train it for spam. There's no shortcut that I know of that'll do what you want, but there is a one-click toolbar button for it.

http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/windows.html

Otherwise, I think you're asking for a custom VBA fix (which the product actually is), and I know we don't have many Outlook coders here.

I suggest that you post a new, 20-point *pointer* question here in the Outlook topic area. Before you leave, copy the url from THIS question. Paste it into the message body of the new question. Call the new question "Outlook Coder Needed". And then say something like:

"Please click the link to this 250-point question I asked last month. Please do not reply in this question as it will be deleted once I've found my answer."

Something like that will do you wonders. It gets *new eyes* on your question, and also will specifically attract people who know how to code. (I do not.)

I hope this helps!
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist
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M256, I think macro is the way to go. Are you saying you don't know how to make a kb shortcut to the macro?
Also, A Alt+ A+J+J keystroke will add the email to the junk mail list, but won't remove it.
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Dreamboat,

Thanks for the response.  I will try that in a few days if I can't get this resolved.

kfalandays,

Yes, I am afraid I don't know how to make a keyboard shortcut to a macro (or anything) in Outlook.

Do you know how to?

Matthew
Karen FalandaysTraining Specialist
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Matthew, I misspoke, I have been unable to find a simpler solution. Refer to DreamBoat's comment, above, for the best procedure. Sorry :(

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Hi kfalandays,

I think this question is still active.  Can you retract the cleanup request?

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stefri,

This is a great answer.  Do you have any idea how to call this macro with a keyboard shortcut in Outlook?

Matthew
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From akeyboard, no otherwise I would have posted it but you can customize your toolbar and a the macro to the toolbar
RightClick on any toolbar/Customize/Commands Tabs/Macro
Drag and drop the macro on the toolbar

Stefri

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That is very strange.  Any idea why Microsoft decided not to include this feature?

Matthew

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FYI, the correct macro is:

Sub junkIt()
    SendKeys "%AJB"
End Sub

Matthew
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sorry for the typo....
I do not have any idea but if the provided solution works, why MS would bother about ;-)

stefri
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Stefri:
I'm about to post a new question that you can probably help me with.
:)
Please?
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Where to?
In Outlook, I can try, in Word I am afraid not: should I have to invest into your book?

stefri
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Heck, no. Outlook!

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Outlook/Q_20914658.html

Dunno if you want to invest in the book.
If you're a big Word user, yes!
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I am afraid Word object model is to intricate for me.

I will follow the link

Stefri
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