Adding Unwanted Email Addresses to Junk Mail Filtering List


You can direct email addresses to your device's block or filtering list. Blocked senders are people and domains you don't want to receive email messages from. Messages received from any email address or domain listed in your blocked senders list are sent directly to your Junk Email folder.

Note: Instructions will vary across device type and email software. In addition, there are options that may be exclusive to only desktop versions compared to mobile devices. The email app on your mobile device may not have the option to block senders, so you will have to log in to your desktop email instead.

Outlook and Outlook on the Web

Outlook on the Web

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings > Mail 
  2. Select Junk email 
  3. Under the Blocked senders and domain section, enter the email address or domain that you want to move to your Junk Email folder. blocked senders for junk email settings
  4. Select Save to save your changes. 

Desktop Outlook

  1. Go to the Home tab, select the Junk drop-down menu in the Delete section of the ribbon and pick Junk E-mail Options.
  2. Select the Blocked Senders tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Enter the domain you want to block as either or and click OK. blocked senders tab for desktop outlook
  5. Select Apply and OK.

Outlook for Mac 

  1. On the Tools menu, click Junk Email Preferences.
  2. Click the Blocked Senders tab, and then type the email address or the domain name.
  3. Save your changes.


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