If you access your Windows Live Hotmail account in Outlook Express comfortably using MSN Hotmail Plus, you can also access the Junk Mail folder, but you should prevent Outlook Express from downloading all the messages in it by default. Usually, fetching only the headers will suffice. You can always download individual messages completely if it is necessary.
Don't Download all Windows Live Hotmail Junk Mail in Outlook Express
To prevent Outlook Express from downloading all messages in the Windows Live Hotmail Junk Mail folder automatically:
- Set the "Junk Mail" folder to synchronize Headers Only.