How to Block an Email Address in Outlook

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Email is one of the widely used communication methods that has revolutionized the exchange of information. It is used in offices, organizations, businesses, unions and much more. However, in many cases, email can also become a source of spam. It's when your inbox starts getting flooded with email addresses you don't recognize.

Shady websites built by scammers and spammers can spam you with emails that promise a fortune or claim you've won the lottery. These emails may contain codes created by hackers, giving them access to your computer and your personal information. Such e-mails may also contain viruses that can crash your computer or render it unusable.



The best practice is to immediately block unrecognized email addresses from your Outlook account to stay safe from such dangers. Read on to learn more about blocking email addresses so you can stay safe.

How to Block an Email Address in Outlook on Windows PC

Working with Outlook on PC is a staple for many corporate employees. By using your Outlook account on a Windows PC, you can easily block unrecognized email addresses.

Check out these steps to get started:

  1. Open your Outlook account in your web browser.
  2. Click on the email that you consider spam.
  3. Click on the "Junk" button with a drop-down arrow.
  4. Select the "Block" option.
  5. Click "OK" to confirm sender blocking.

All messages received from the spammer will not show up in your inbox now.


How to Block an Email Address in Outlook on a Mac

Many professionals use Outlook on a Mac for office work because it's easy to use and relatively straightforward. If you receive emails from unrecognized email addresses, blocking them is also quite simple.


Starts with:

  1. Open “Outlook” on your Mac.
  2. Go to your "Inbox".
  3. Select the spam whose sender you want to block.
  4. In the "Menu bar", select "Message".
  5. Click on “Junk Mail”.
  6. Choose “Block sender”.

Outlook will automatically move all emails received from the blocked sender to "Junk Mail".

How to Block an Email Address in Outlook on an iPhone

Many professionals prefer to check their Outlook accounts on the go with their iPhone. Unfortunately, you can still receive spam emails on your Outlook mobile account, and blocking unwanted email addresses isn't as easy on an iPhone as it is on a Mac.

You can block unrecognized email senders by doing the following:

  1. Launch the “Mail” app on your iPhone.
  2. Select the sender's name.
  3. Tap "From" next to the sender's name.
  4. Choose "Block this contact".
  5. Confirm again by clicking on "Block this contact".

Your iPhone will move all emails from the sender to the Trash, leaving your Outlook inbox clean and safe from unwanted emails from the blocked sender.

How to Block an Email Address in Outlook on Android Device

Managing your emails through the Outlook app on an Android device is a portable blessing that goes a long way. However, you cannot directly block an email address in Outlook on Android device. But luckily there is a workaround for this using a desktop.



The first is to use a Windows PC. You have to:


  1. Open your Outlook account in your web browser.
  2. Click on the email that you consider spam.
  3. Click on the "Junk" button with a drop-down arrow.
  4. Select the "Block" option.
  5. Click "OK" to confirm sender blocking.

These steps will prevent the sender from sending you further spam emails and also won't show up on your Android device.

The second solution is to use a Mac. You have to:

  1. Open "Outlook" on your Mac.
  2. Go to your "Inbox".
  3. Select the spam whose sender you want to block.
  4. In the "Menu bar", select "Message".
  5. Click on “Junk Mail”.
  6. Click on "Block sender".

Although you used a Mac to block the sender, the sender will not appear on your Outlook when using your iPhone device.


Additional FAQ

Can I view a list of email addresses that I have blocked?

You can view a list of email addresses that you have blocked by doing the following:

1. Open Outlook on your web browser.

2. Go to "Settings".

3. Click on “Mail”.

4. Select "Junk Mail".

5. View the list of blocked emails under "Blocked senders and domains".

How to unblock senders in Outlook?

If you mistakenly blocked a sender on Outlook, you can easily unblock them in just a few steps. You have to:

1. Open Outlook on your web browser.

2. Go to "Settings".

3. Click on “Mail”.

4. Select "Junk Mail".

5. View the list of blocked emails under "Blocked senders and domains".

6. Click on the "Trash" icon in front of the email address you want to unblock.

Send and receive spam-free emails

Working in Outlook with a clean, spam-free inbox is a professional's dream. You no longer have to sift through unwanted emails in an overcrowded inbox. Now you can get back to more important things like reading memos and responding to urgent customer requests.

How often do you receive spam emails in Outlook? Do you block them right away? Let us know in the comment section below.

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