Using the Block Sender feature in Windows Mail
For those of you who are newcomers to the world of Windows Mail, this article will help you through the transition phase. As a part of basic features, you might want to know how you can block a sender from sending mails to your mailbox. This can come handy in those rare situations when your spam filter is not able to filter one or two troublesome e-mail senders.
Simply follow the instructions given below to learn how to add a sender in the Blocked Senders List in your Windows Mail account.
- Open Windows Mail by navigating to Start -> All Programs -> Windows Mail.
- Assuming that you already have a sample message from the sender in your mailbox, select that message.
- Using the tool bar to the top of the main application window, navigate to Message -> Junk E-mail.
- Now you have two options in front of you:
- Add Sender to Blocked Senders List: This will ensure that all e-mails from that particular sender (and only that one) will be blocked in the future.
- Add Sender’s Domain to Blocked Sender’s List: This will mean that any e-mail from the sender’s domain (e.g. gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) will be blocked in the future. This option is more effective in blocking spam.
- However, if you do not have any sample message from the e-mail address you want to block e-mails from, you can add that address manually too. First, navigate to Tools -> Junk E-mail Options from the main application window.
- Select the Blocked Senders tab and click on Add.
- Enter the e-mail address and click on OK. Even in this option you can opt to simply enter the domain name instead of any particular email address. For instance, if you enter xyz.com, all e-mails that are of the form firstname.lastname@example.org will be blocked in the future.