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How To Block Email in Outlook

written by: •edited by: Mark Muller•updated: 3/31/2011

Having problems with Spam from a specific domain name or perhaps an ex pestering you via email? Learn how you can quickly block email in Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010.

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    Outlook's Junk Filter

    By default, the Junk Filter is automatically turned on in Outlook and set to the low protection level. This enables it to filter obvious Spam in Outlook, and you can increase the level of protection if you desire. The Junk Email Filter can also filter all messages from specific email addresses and Spam sender domain names. All you need to do is add the addresses or domains you want blocked to the Junk Email Filter List.

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    How to Block Email in Outlook 2003

    Start Outlook 2003. Go to the Tools menu and select Options. Go to the Preferences tab of the Options dialog box. Click the Junk Email button under Email.

    Outlook 2003 Junk Email 

    Go to the Blocked Senders tab and click the Add button. Type the email address or domain name that you want to block from sending you emails into the Enter an Email Address or Internet Domain Name to be Added to the List box and click OK.

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    How to Block Email in Outlook 2007

    Start Outlook 2007. Go to the Tools menu and select Options. Go to the Preferences tab of the Options dialog box.Outlook 2007 Junk Email  Click the Junk Email button under Email. Go to the Blocked Senders tab and click the Add button. The Enter an Email Address or Internet Domain Name to be Added to the List box opens. Type the email address or domain name that you want to block from sending you emails into the Enter an Email Address or Internet Domain Name to be Added to the List box and click OK. You can repeat these steps to add multiple email addresses if you choose.

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    How to Block Email in Outlook 2010

    Start Outlook 2010. Go to the Home tab and click the Junk drop down arrow in the Delete group. Choose Junk Email Options to open the Junk Email dialog box.

    Outlook 2010 Junk Email 

    Go to the Blocked Senders tab and click the Add button. The Enter an Email Address or Internet Domain Name to be Added to the List box opens. Type the email address or domain name that you want to block from sending you emails into the Enter an Email Address or Internet Domain Name to be Added to the List box and click OK. You can repeat these steps to add multiple email addresses if you choose.

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    Tips for All Versions of Outlook

    If you receive an email from someone and want to block their email address, you can do so without going to the Blocked Senders List. Right-click the message, point to Junk Email and click Add Sender to Block Senders List.

    To edit an address already blocked, go to the Blocked Senders List, click on the address and click the Edit button. You can also click the Remove button to allow emails from a specific address once more.

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    References

    Sources:

    Microsoft Office Online: About the Junk E-mail Filter

    Microsoft Office Online: Add names to the Junk E-mail Filter lists

    Author's own experience

    Screenshots provided by the writer






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