To block unwanted or spam emails in Outlook or simply you need to go through with this article carefully.
- Log into your Outlook account.
- Select a message from the sender you want to block.
- Select the Block sender option from the menu bar.
Block unwanted sender in Outlook
If you want to block email in Outlook email account, you can do so by simply adding the email addresses of the people you want to block to the blocked sender’s list. Once you’ve added someone to the blocked sender’s list, Outlook automatically moves any future email from that person to the spam folder. Outlook also offers another cool feature for blocking emails by creating a spam filter. In this article, we are going to share both methods, that is, blocking emails by adding email addresses to the list of blocked senders and creating a spam filtering rule. So, if you are feeling pissed with too much spam mails in your Outlook inbox, keep reading this post on how to block email on Outlook and follow the step by step procedure.
Although you can also block email on Outlook using third-party apps or extensions, you must purchase anti-spam software in order to block emails using a third-party app. Therefore, we share the fastest way to block email on Outlook without investing money in third party email blocking apps.
How to block email in Outlook via the blocked sender’s list?
Blocking emails on Outlook using this method is the simplest task, you just need to add the desired email address to the blocked sender’s list.
Here’s how to block unwanted emails on Microsoft Outlook.
Step 1: Log into your Outlook account via outlook.com.
Step 2: Go to your inbox and select a message (make sure you open a message from the sender you want to block on Microsoft Outlook).
Step 3: Select Messages> Spam> Block Sender from the Outlook menu bar.
In case you don’t have a message from the sender that you want to block, you can try the other method below.
Step 1: Log into your Outlook account.
Step 2: Click on the parameter gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen. a drop-down menu will appear.
Step 3: Select Options from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Select the category of the blocked sender in the settings.
Step 5: Now enter the email address of the sender you want to block in the text box.
Step 6: Click on Add to List.
Once you click Add to List, the sender will be added to the block list and you will no longer receive future messages from the affected sender.
How to block email on Outlook by creating a spam filter?
Outlook allows you to create a spam filtering rule to block a group of emails by defining certain rules and conditions. If an incoming message meets the spam filter requirements, Outlook will automatically send it to the spam folder or to a folder you specify.
Here’s how to create a spam filter in Outlook.
Step 1: Log into your Outlook account using your email id and password.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select Options from the drop-down menu. You will be redirected to the settings page.
Step 4: Look for a menu called Inbox and Scan Ruler in the upper left corner of the screen. Click it to create an inbox rule.
Step 5: Now click on the + button to create a new rule.
Step 6: Choose a name for the rule as desired. Type the name in the name text box.
Step 7: Now you will find a drop-down menu under the label “when the message arrives and it meets all these conditions”, click on it, a drop-down menu will appear.
Step 8: In the drop-down menu, hover over the option It was sent or received and click on Received from in the following contextual menu.
Step 9: Now a text box appears, type 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 on the second drop-down menu under the “Do all of the following” label.
Step 12: Move the mouse over the “Move, copy or delete” option in the drop-down menu and select the “Delete message” option from the following contextual menu. It will delete all existing messages from the selected sender.
Step 13: Click OK to save the settings.
That’s it! The spam filtering rule has been created and this is how to block email in Outlook. From now on, all messages meeting the criteria of this spam filtering rule will be automatically deleted. As a result, you will no longer receive unwanted emails in your Outlook inbox and you will get a clean and well-organized Outlook mailbox.