Microsoft Outlook Error – Cannot add to the Server Junk Email Lists


This applies to Exchange Email Setups running under the Exchange Server 2010 Setup

Before you go in and try to reach your exchange admins to look at this issue.

Kindly first check your contacts folder in outlook. Do you have more than 1000+ contacts? The error may seem to be cropping from this; though its not your fault.

Under Options – Click Junk Email – Under Safe Senders Tab – Remove the Tick Mark against “Also Trust e-mail from my contacts”

With this option enabled, Outlook attempts to add all of the email addresses for your contacts to the Safe Senders list. So if you are having thousands in your contacts folder; your limit on the exchange server for such information which is by default 510kb is exhausted.

If this option was unticked and you still continue to face the problem; it is time to get in touch with the Exchange Administrators

If you are an exchange admin yourself; below post would be helpful


Instant Search does not retrieve results for Contacts – Outlook 2007

This applies to a Microsoft Exchange Setup; where Instant Search does not retrieve results from Contacts Folder of your mailbox and also when your default data file (PST) is your local PST.

  1. First thing to do would be to Rebuild your Outlook Indexes
  2. Change the Default PST file from your Outlook Profile to Mailbox
  3. Open Outlook
  4. As the Index Rebuilds; please try to do a search from your Mailbox Contacts; it should work perfectly.
  5. Once the Index is completely rebuilt; you can revert back the default data file to your local PST