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Sep 30, 2011

Simple Methods to Block a Sender in Outlook 2010

The blog post intends to describe how a user can block a Email 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 Outlook Technical 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 abc@abc.in., 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. facebook.com). 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.

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