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How to Block Emails in Outlook

Managing your email inbox may be difficult, especially with a surge of unwanted or spam emails. Blocking emails in Outlook is a simple process that keeps your inbox clean and organised. Whether you want to block a specific sender or an entire domain, Outlook offers several tools and settings to help you achieve this. Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to block emails in Outlook.

How to Block a Specific Sender

  1. Open up Outlook and go to the email from the sender you wish to block.
  2. Click on the “Junk” option located on the toolbar in the email window.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click “Block Sender.”
Block Emails in Outlook

How to Block an Entire Domain

  1. Open up Outlook.
  2. Click on the “Junk” and select “Junk E-mail Options” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the new dialog box, select the “Blocked Senders” tab.
  4. Enter the domain you wish to block (e.g., and click “OK.”
Block Emails in Outlook

Adjusting Spam Filter Settings

  1. Open up Outlook.
  2. Click on the “Junk” and select “Junk E-mail Options” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the “Options” tab> Select the desired level of spam filtering> Click “OK”:
    • No Automatic Filtering: Mail from blocked senders is still moved to the Junk Email folder.
    • Low: Only the most obvious spam is caught.
    • High: Most junk email is caught, but you need to check your Junk Email folder periodically.
    • Safe Lists Only: Only emails from your Safe Senders List, Safe Recipients List, and domains listed in your Safe Senders List are delivered to your inbox.

4. Increasing the spam filter level can help catch more potential spam but may also filter out some legitimate emails. It is essential to review your Junk Email folder periodically to ensure no important emails are missed.

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