Hotmail makes it easy to blacklist e-mail and domain addresses. To block senders from sending you e-mail, you must sign in to your Hotmail account and follow a series of links. The process is reasonably easy and only requires basic computer and e-mail knowledge. Once you've added e-mail and domain addresses to the list, you can check it whenever needed--adding and removing senders as you like. While the list is not referred to as a "blacklist," it functions as one nonetheless--any sender added to the list will be blacklisted from sending you e-mail until you remove him or her from the list.
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Things you need
- Internet access
- Hotmail account
- Windows Live ID
Log into your Hotmail e-mail account using your Windows Live ID and password.
Click the "Options" link, which is located at the top-right corner of your e-mail page.
Scroll down to the "More Options" link at the bottom of the drop-down menu. Click on the link using your mouse pointer. A new page will load.
Scroll down to the heading "Junk Email."
Click on the "Safe and Blocked Sender" link. A new page under the heading "Safe and Blocked Senders" will open.
Click on the "Blocked Sender" link. This link functions as a blacklist for unwanted e-mails. Use this link to manage who is blocked from sending you e-mail. Because messages from blocked senders are automatically deleted, you must remove a blocked sender from the list to start receiving e-mails from the sender again.
Check the list of blocked senders in the box at the centre-right of the screen. Remove a blocked e-mail from the list by clicking on it and then clicking on the "Remove from List" button. Enter an e-mail address you want to block by typing it into the "Blocked Email or Domain Address" box and clicking on the "Add to List" button.
Scroll down the list by moving your mouse pointer over the downward pointing arrow located at the bottom right-hand corner of the box.
Tips and warnings
- You can block the email address of spammers.
- Hotmail will not send you an e-mail notice each time an e-mail from a blocked sender is deleted.
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