Reporting Spam in Hotmail, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail
Hotmail’s sensitivity towards unsolicited messages is relatively high. So high, as a matter of fact, that messages that you want to receive end up being sent to your Spam folder. However, it is pretty efficient at determining which messages are from legitimate e-mail addresses and which ones are not.
As soon as you log in, and you notice a message that you know is spam, don’t simply delete it. Instead, click the button that says “Report Spam," right next to your delete option. That way, similar messages that you receive in the future will not find its way in your Inbox, but instead will go directly into your Spam folder. Now, to adjust the sensitivity filter, you'll want to click on "Options" on the top-right of the page. From there, choose "More Options." In the new page, under "Junk e-mail" choose "Filters and reporting." By default, the sensitivity detector is set to "Standard." If you want to alter this, among other options regarding the junk mail that you receive, you may do so from this menu.
In Windows Live Mail, you just choose the message you want to report as spam (choose multiple messages by pressing on the Control key and clicking on each individual message), then click the “Junk" button at the top of the window. The junk e-mail settings depend on the settings you have set for that particular e-mail address. You'll have to log in at the e-mail provider's website to make any changes to those settings.
In Windows Mail (the successor to Outlook; not to be confused with Live Mail), it’s a bit different. You right-click the message you want to report, scroll down to where it says “Junk E-mail" and then choose whether you want to block messages from that entire domain (for example all of hotmail.com or all of gmail.com), or just that particular sender. To configure the sensitivity of the Junk E-mail filter, click the “Tools" menu, and from there click “Junk E-mail Options..."