I have tried some filters with some limited success in Yahoo mail using such words as "free," "fwd," etc. I have limited myself to word filters in the subject line only. Do these filters lose their working ability after time?. I have not yet tried to use filters in Outlook 2003. What would you suggest? What kinds of words do you use for the subject line? What kinds of word filters for the TO line? for the From line? for the message line? I am still learning. Thanks, "mr. messy"