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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Steps to Block a Sender in Microsoft Outlook 2010

We describe how a user can block a sender from sending emails to his account in Microsoft Outlook 2010. The methods compiled here are simple and reliable until date. It is, however, advised to follow the instructions accurately to avoid facing problems. This will eventually save users' time and money that would otherwise be spent on searching Microsoft Outlook Support.

It is more than annoying for us to receive emails from unwanted users and we often think about blocking them. Most of the users who are good at computer can easily tweak around to block unwanted users. However, those who don't know often feel jeopardized. Don't worry! The below mentioned guide will help you blacklist those senders whom you don't want to receive mails on your own and without the expert help of Microsoft technical support.

First Method -
Launch Outlook. Click on the Home tab located at the top, click on the dropdown menu of the Junk button and select Junk E-mail Options.
When the Junk E-mail Options window opens up, highlight the Blocked Senders tab. click on the Add button and this will open up the Add address or domain dialog box. Now type the email address of the intended sender whom you want to blacklist and then click on the OK button. For example, you want to block, type it in the box and then click on the OK button to exit the window. Similarly, you can also block a domain name (for e.g. By doing this, you will stop receiving emails from that particular sender or domain name in your Outlook mailbox.
Second Method -
Open Outlook and navigate to Inbox. Select the particular email whose sender you want to block and then click on the Home tab. Click on the drop down menu next to the Junk button and then select the Block Sender option. If prompted for a confirmation, click on the OK button. This will block the particular sender from sending you email messages.
Third Method -
You can block the desired sender on your online email account. For example, you have a Hotmail account setup in your Ms Outlook 2010. Open your internet browser and then open the Hotmail website. Login to your email account, click on Options at the top right hand corner, and then select More Options. This will open up the Hotmail Options window. On the right hand side under the Preventive junk email heading, click on the Safe and blocked senders link. Click on the Blocked Senders link to proceed. Type the email address of the desired sender in the box Blocked email address or domain and then click on the Add to list button. This will include the email address in the Blocked senders list. Exit the email account and close the browser. You will stop receiving messages in Outlook from the next time onwards.

If you ever want to unblock that sender, navigate to the same page in Hotmail Options, type the email address and then click on the Remove from list button. You will start receiving emails again from that sender. If you have another email account like Yahoo!, AOL, Gmail etc., check their website for help on blocking a particular sender online.

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