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Use the "Junk E-mail" Filter to Block Senders or Web Domains

If you're having a problem with emails from certain individuals or lists and want to block them from coming to your Inbox, here's how you set it up.

NOTE: Print this page out so you have instructions in front of you during this process.

From your main Outlook window do the following.

  1. Go to the "Actions" menu and click on, Junk E-mail > Junk E-mail Options.

    The Junk E-mail Options dialog box opens.
  2. Click on the "Blocked Senders" tab.

    From here you can Add, Edit, or Remove E-mail addresses and Web domains that Outlook will block.
  3. Click the "Add" button.

    The "Add address or domain" dialog box opens with a field where you can enter the offending E-mail address or Web domain. In the case of our recent problem with, this is the address you'd place there.  Click OK.

    The "Add address or domain" dialog box closes and you should see the address you just created listed in the field of the Junk E-mail Options window.
  4. Click "Apply," and then go up and click the "Options" tab before you click OK.

    At the bottom of the Options tab is a checkbox that gives you the option to permanently delete Junk E-mail.  By default E-mail diverted by this filter will go the "Junk E-mail" folder in Outlook, but if you're certain you don't need to review these items before deletion, than place a check in the checkbox and click OK.

    If you miss this step and close the window don't worry, nothing is lost.  The new Junk E-mail filter you just created will function in the default manner.

Another way to accomplish this task is by right-clicking on the offending E-mail from the list in your main Outlook window.  One of the options in the list menu that appears is "Junk E-mail."  Just go there and follow the same set of steps outlined above and that should do it.

Last Revised: 08/04/08



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