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Block a mail sender

Block a mail sender

When you no longer want to see messages from someone, you can block a sender.

  • Right-click a message from the sender you want to block, and then click Junk > Block Sender.

The blocked person can still send you mail, but if anything from his or her email address makes it to your email account, it’s immediately moved to the Junk Email folder.

Control your settings

To se whom you are blocking for, right-click a message, click Junk > Junk Email Options... You find the list of blocked email addresses under the tap "xxxxx". You can edit the list by adding more adresses or delete som.

Block messages from particular country/region codes

You might find that unwanted email messages come from particular countries/regions. By using the Blocked Top-Level Domain List, you can block messages from those areas. This list blocks messages from email addresses that end in a particular top-level domain or country/region code. For example, selecting the CA [Canada], US [United States], and MX [Mexico] check boxes in the list blocks messages where the sender’s email addresses ends in ca, us, or mx. Additional country/region codes appear in the list.

  • Click Home.
  • In the Delete group, click Junk, and then click Junk Email Options.
  • On the International tab, click Blocked Top-Level Domain List.
  • In the list, select the check box for the country/region code that you want to block, or click Select All.
  • Click OK in both open dialog boxes.

Block messages that contain unfamiliar alphabets

You can block all email message by language encodings — also known as character sets or alphabets. Today, most junk email is sent in the U.S.-ASCII encoding. By using the Blocked Encodings List, you can filter out unwanted email messages that are displayed in languages that you don't understand.

  • Click Home.
  • In the Delete group, click the arrow next to Junk, and then click Junk Email Options.
  • On the International tab, click Blocked Encodings List.
  • In the list, click the language encoding that you want to block, or click Select All.
  • Click OK in both open dialog boxes.

Note:

  • Unicode encodings aren’t included in the Blocked Encodings List.
  • Messages that have unknown or unspecified encodings are subject to filtering by the regular Junk Email Filter.