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How to Block Emails on Outlook Mail

Block or Unblock a Sender on Outlook Mail 

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Block Emails on Outlook

Quick Synopsis

  1. Log into your Outlook account.
  2. Select a message from the sender you want to block.
  3. Select the option Block Sender from the menu bar. 

Block an Unwanted Sender in Outlook

If you want to block emails on your outlook mail account, you can do that simply by adding email addresses of persons you want to block to the Blocked sender's list. Once you add a person to the blocked sender's list, outlook will automatically move any future email from that person to the junk email folder. Outlook also offers another great feature to block emails by creating a spam filter. In this article, we are going to share both methods i.e. blocking emails by adding email addresses to the blocked sender list, and by creating a spam filter rule. So, if you’re feeling swamped with too many unwanted and spam emails in your outlook inbox, keep reading this post on how to block emails on outlook and follow the step by step procedure.
Although, you can also block emails on outlook using third-party applications or extensions but you need to buy an anti-spam software in order to block emails using a third-party app. Therefore, we are sharing the quickest way to block emails on outlook without investing money in third-party mail blocker apps.

How to block emails on outlook via the blocked sender list?

Blocking emails on outlook via this method is the simplest task. all you need to do is add the desired email address to the blocked sender list. Here’s how do I block unwanted emails on Microsoft Outlook.

Step 1: Login to your outlook account via outlook.com.

Step 2: go to your inbox and select a message (make sure you’re opening a message from the sender you want to block on Microsoft Outlook).

Step 3: select Messages > Junk Mail > Block Sender from the outlook menu bar.

In case, you don’t have a message from the sender you want to block, you can try the method below.

Step 1: login to your outlook account.

Step 2: click the setting’s gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen. a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3: Select Options from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: select the Blocked senders category under the settings.

Step 5: now, enter the desired sender’s email address you want to block in the text box.

Step 6: click on Add to list (see the picture below).

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Once you click on add to list, the sender will be added to the block list and you’ll no longer receive any future messages from the particular sender. This is how do I block an email address on Hotmail Outlook.

How to block emails on outlook by creating a spam filter?

Outlook allows you to create a spam filtering rule to block a group of emails by defining some rules and conditions. If an incoming message meets the conditions of spam filter, outlook will automatically send it to the junk mail folder or a folder you specify. Here’s how to create a spam filter in Outlook.

Step 1: login to your outlook account via using your email id and password.

Step 2:  click the gear icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Select Options from the drop-down menu. You’ll be redirected to the settings page.

Step 4: locate a menu called Inbox and sweep rule on the top-left side of the screen. Click on it to create an inbox rule.

Step 5: Now, click the + button to create a new rule.

Step 6: choose a name for the rule as you wish. Type the name in the name text box.

Step 7: now, you’ll find a drop-down menu below the label “when the message arrives, and it matches all of these conditions”, click on it a drop-down menu will appear.

Step 8: from the dropdown menu, hover the option It was sent or received and click Received from in the next pop-out menu.

Step 9: now, a text box will appear, type in the email address you want to block and press enter. You can add multiple emails to this list (just type an email address and press enter).

Step 10: click ok above the text box.

Step 11: Now, click the second drop-down menu below the label “Do all the following”. 

Step 12: hover the option “Move, copy, or delete” from the drop-down menu and select the option “delete the message” under the next pop-out menu. It will delete all the existing messages from the selected sender.

Step 13: Click Ok to save settings.

That’s it! The spam filtering rule has been created. This is how do I block unwanted emails in Outlook.   Now, all the messages meeting the criteria of this spam filtering rule will be deleted automatically. Hence, you’ll no longer receive any unwanted emails in your outlook inbox and you’ll get a clean and well-organized outlook mailbox.

Hope you like this article on how to block emails on Outlook and Outlook Mobile.


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