Software & Apps MS Office How to Recover Mail From the Outlook Junk Mail Folder How to recover legit email from your junk email folder in Outlook by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 03, 2020 reviewed by Ryan Perian Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Ryan Perian is a certified IT specialist who holds numerous IT certifications and has 12+ years' experience working in the IT industry support and management positions. our review board Article reviewed on Nov 17, 2020 Ryan Perian MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Microsoft Outlook comes with a junk mail filter that files junk emails in the Junk Email folder. However, good messages can be mistakenly marked as spam. It's simple to review the spam folder and recover the missing messages to the Inbox. When you recover a message, you'll teach the Outlook spam filter a lesson about what a good email looks like. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007; Outlook for Microsoft 365, and Outlook Online. Recover Mail From the Junk Mail Folder in Outlook To move an email from your spam folder to the inbox and, optionally, secure future messages from the same sender from being treated as junk in Outlook: Open the Junk Email folder in Outlook. Open or highlight the email message you want to recover. If the email is open in the Reading Pane or highlighted in the folder list, go to the Home tab. If the message is open in a separate window, go to the Message tab. In the Delete group, select Junk. Select Not Junk. Or press Ctrl+Alt+J. To add the sender to your safe senders’ list so that messages from their addresses are never treated as spam, select the Always trust e-mail from the checkbox. Set Outlook to allow only mail from such senders into the inbox, and Outlook automatically puts people you mail on the safe senders list. Click OK. Outlook automatically moves the message to your Inbox or to the message's previous folder, where you can read and work on it. To recover a message in Outlook Online, select the message in the Junk Email folder, go to the toolbar, and select Not junk > Not junk. Recover a Message From the Junk E-Mail Folder in Outlook 2007 To mark a message as not spam in the Outlook Junk E-mail folder: Go to the Junk E-mail folder. Highlight the message you want to recover. Click Not Junk. Or press Ctrl+Alt+J or select Actions > Junk E-mail > Mark as Not Junk. If you want to add the sender of the email to your list of trusted senders, select Always trust e-mail from. Click OK.