How to block a sender by email address in hotmail

Written by ehow contributor | 13/05/2017

Spam is part of the Internet email world, just like junk mail is in the real world. The difference is we can't get the post office to stop sending us the junk mail. However, you can block a spammer with your Hotmail email account.

Open your Hotmail email account. Click on "Options."

Read the list of available options. Select "Safe and Blocked Senders." Choose "Blocked Senders." A column appears, along with an information box.

Choose the information box, and type the email address that you wish to block. Make sure you spell it correctly.

Select the box that says "Add." You then see the email address moved to the column that says "Blocked Users."

Repeat the third and fourth steps until you add all the email addresses to your blocked email list. You should no longer receive emails from any of these addresses.

Reverse your decision by opening the "Options" menu in Hotmail and again choosing "Block Email Users." This time when the column opens, choose from the "Blocked" users side. Highlight the address or addresses you want to unblock. Click on the arrow that says "Remove." You can now receive emails from this sender again.

Enjoy the freedom to control who can send you emails. If you continue to see spam, follow the steps again.

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