Thanks AnotherDad - yes, I did think of gmail as one solution, but I tend to use my regular email and gmail for quite different things (mainly newsletter-y type stuff on gmail) so it would require a radical rethink of how I organise!
Just wondered if there was another solution to the phone problem, but maybe there just isn't....
I assume you are using an email address that isn't @gmail.com or @googlemail.com. I have several non-gmail accounts, but I have gmail account too. Gmail is very good at sifting out spam. They do it on their servers, so you don't need software on your PC or phone.
Here's what I would do, but it is a bit radical as it means abandoning Outlook (which is a big step for some!):
- Set up a gmail account - Configure the gmail account to collect your email from your existing account(s) - Configure gmail to send email via your existing email address - Make sure your android phone is using the gmail address you have in its settings (usually in the guided setup pages from when you first setup the phone) - In addition to mail, migrate your contacts and diary to gmail. They will all automatically sync and appear on your phone when you login using your gmail address - Stop using outlook and use gmail, contacts, diary etc via your internet browser on your PC