Block senders or unblock senders in Outlook.com

You can block messages from specific email addresses or domains from reaching your inbox. When you add an email address or domain to your blocked senders list, Outlook.com automatically moves messages from that sender to the Junk Email folder.

Note: You can have up to 1,024 addresses or domains in the blocked senders and safe senders lists. If you want to add more than that, try blocking domains instead of individuals email addresses.

Block senders from sending you email

If you're receiving unwanted email, you can block the email addresses and domains you don't want to receive messages from. Add any email address or domain to your blocked senders list to move these messages directly to your Junk Email folder.

Note: Email is automatically removed from the Junk Email folder after 14 days and is not recoverable. For more information, see Restore deleted email messages in Outlook.com.

  1. Go to Blocked senders.

  2. Enter the email address or domain that you want to block and select The Add icon .

    A screenshot of the Blocked senders page.

  3. Select Save The Save button. .

Unblock senders

If you want to remove someone from the blocked senders list, follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Blocked senders.

  2. Select the address or domain you want to unblock and then select Delete .

Stop messages from going into your Junk Email folder

There are times when you don't want messages from a specific person or domain to end up in your Junk Email folder. Messages from addresses or domains on the safe senders list won't get moved to your Junk Email folder.

  1. Go to Safe senders.

  2. Enter the email address or domain you want to add, and select The Add icon .

    A screenshot of the Safe senders page.

  3. Select Save The Save button. .

    Tips: 

    • To edit or remove email addresses or domains from the safe senders list, select the item in the list and then select The Edit icon or Remove .

    • To empty your Junk Email folder, select Junk Email in the navigation pane. At the top of the screen, select Delete all.

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