How to Check the Hotmail Blacklist

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How to Check the Hotmail Blacklist
Block unwanted senders from contacting your Hotmail account. (e-mail image by makuba from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Hotmail account
  • Windows Live ID
  • Password

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log into your Hotmail e-mail account using your Windows Live ID and password.

  2. 2

    Click the "Options" link, which is located at the top-right corner of your e-mail page.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    Scroll down to the heading "Junk Email."

  5. 5

    Click on the "Safe and Blocked Sender" link. A new page under the heading "Safe and Blocked Senders" will open.

  6. 6

    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.

  7. 7

    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.

  8. 8

    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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