Microsoft Outlook and SPAM on Subject Line RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently set up a custom informational website for a business.  I created several domain name emails which are forwarded to their AOL email.  I then went to their business office to add the accounts to Microsoft Outlook.  That worked without a problem.  However, when I conducted a test to see if they received each domain email, the subject line has **SPAM** Test.

    The only message in the test email is:

    This is a test

    How can I get rid of **SPAM** on the subject line.  I certainly didn't put it in.  Did AOL do this?  Did the Web Host?  Did Microsoft Outlook?



    • Edited by RobinNJ Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:59 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:58 PM

All replies

  • who host's the exchange for YOUR domain?
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:05 PM
  • It was most likely  AOL that added it, unless you use a desktop client to read AOL mail - then your antivirus/security software could have done it. (Defender doesn't scan mail but many 3rd party security software does.)

    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
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    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Friday, June 15, 2018 7:59 AM
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:23 PM
  • Thanks for all the responses.

    I'll check them out.  Don't know yet.

    Thanks again,


    Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:06 PM
  • Hi Robin,

    How is everything going? Feel free to post back if you need further assistance here.

    Steve Fan

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    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:28 AM
  • Notified the web host, A2 hosting, who tested it and found no **SPAM** on the subject line.  My customer showed me these tests and the SPAM was gone.  I have no idea whether A2 told AOL to eliminate the SPAM or AOL did it on its own...My customer has a premium account which means they pay for the AOL.  I haven't got a clue how the SPAM got eliminated.  I would like to give points to The Grim and Diane Poremsky.  However, I can't simply click Mark as answer.

    Thanks to all,


    Monday, July 16, 2018 5:38 PM