How to Block an Email Address in Hotmail

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How to Block an Email Address in Hotmail
The option to block e-mail addresses provides another layer of filtering. (e-mail simbol image by vladislav susoy from

Blocking individual e-mail addresses can save you from spam and harassing messages. Though Hotmail features a useful junk e-mail blocker, some may slip through the cracks, requiring further action. Once you block an e-mail address, you can unblock it at any time. There is no limit to the number of e-mail addresses you can add to the blocked list.

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  1. 1

    Open your Web browser and navigate to the Hotmail home page.

  2. 2

    Log in to your Hotmail account.

  3. 3

    Click “Options” then “More Options.”

  4. 4

    Click “Safe and Blocked Senders” under “Junk e-mail.”

  5. 5

    Select “Blocked senders.”

  6. 6

    Enter the email address of the person you want to block.

  7. 7

    Click “Add to list” to add the email address to the blocked list.

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