How To Block Email Addresses In Outlook.com

Microsoft recently released its new webmail service Outlook.com to the public. The new email service from Microsoft includes all the features and options you would expect in a good mail service. The simple, clutter-free interface is probably the highlight of Outlook.com.

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Outlook.com comes with some cool features to keep your inbox clean from spam messages. Even though Outlook.com includes industry leading spam protection technology, users might occasionally see spam messages in the inbox. To help users block spam senders, Microsoft has introduced a new feature that automatically deletes messages from spam senders.

In Outlook.com, one can easily add an email address to the blocked list so you can block users who send spam messages to your inbox. When you receive emails from blocked email addresses, Outlook.com automatically deletes them.

In this guide, we are going to show you how to add an email address to blocked list in Outlook.com:

Step 1: Visit Outlook.com and log in by entering your email address and password.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon located in the upper-right of the page, click More mail settings.

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Step 3: Here, under Preventing junk email, click Safe and blocked senders.

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Step 4: Next, click Blocked senders to add an email address to the blocked list.

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Step 5: Finally, enter your email address that you want to add to the blocked senders list and click Add to list. You can also add a whole domain to the blocked list but we suggest you against doing so as all messages from the blocked domain will automatically be deleted.

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From now onwards, whenever you receive an emails from blocked email addresses, Outlook.com automatically deletes the email for you. To remove a blocked email address or domain, select it and then click Remove from the list.

Using Outlook.com as your primary email address? Then check out how to reset or recover Outlook.com password, copy old emails from your current account to Outlook.com, and rename Hotmail, Live, or MSN address to Outlook.com.

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Comments

  1. Steven says

    I find it silly that there’s no option to block an address directly from within an email or by right-clicking on a message. Seems like it’d be much easier to manage your Junk folder if you could easily block reoccurring offenders immediately and easily.

    Didn’t Hotmail used to have that feature?

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