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How to Block Unwanted Emails on Outlook

Blocking the unwanted emails will keep your Outlook inbox clutter-free.

Microsoft Outlook is used for both business and personal needs. It lets millions of users access email, calendar, contacts, files, and more under one roof. However, there may be times you will get unwanted emails on Outlook. It might be a promotion email, spam mail from an unknown sender, or anything. Those emails may not look secured and safe. In those situations, blocking options comes handy and prevents you from getting those emails in the future. Check out the article to learn the different ways to block emails on Outlook.

How to Block Emails on Outlook

Outlook currently supports blocking emails from the specific sender from its web app only. But it supports blocking emails in multiple ways.

Method 1:

(1). Go to and login to your Outlook account.

(2). Select Inbox, and click on the email you want to block.

(3). Now, go to the toolbar, click drop down icon located next to the Junk option, and select Block.

Block Outlook Email on Web App
Block Outlook Email on Web App

Alternative: Click on More (three dots) on the email to select Block[sendername]

Choose Block option
Choose Block option

Method 2:

(1). On your Outlook account, select Inbox option from the left panel.

(2). Double click the email to open it and select the Sweap option on the toolbar.

(3). Wait for the dialog box to appear. Choose Move all messages from the Inbox folder and any further messages option.

(4). Under Move to field, select Deleted Items and click OK.

With this, all the Outlook messages from that specific address in the current folder to the Deleted Items folder. This also adds the sender to the blocked list.

How to Block Emails On Outlook Desktop App

If you have Microsoft Office 365 license or subscription, Outlook will have a desktop app. You can block the sender from the desktop app with the help of the steps given below.

(1). You should open the Outlook desktop app on your PC.

(2). Choose the email from the person or business to block.

(3). Just right click on the email and select Junk.

(4). Select the Block Sender option and the emails from that sender will be blocked automatically.

Click on Block Sender
Click on Block Sender

Can I Block Emails on Outlook Smartphone App?

There is no direct option available to block emails on Outlook Android and iOS app. But you can still add the emails to spam folder and it will block any further emails from that sender.

Alternative Way

(1). Go to Apps section to click on the logo of Outlook app.

(2). Select the email or the sender you want to block on Outlook app.

(3). Click on the More (three vertical dots) available at the top right corner.

Alternative: Long press the email to select More icon.

(4). Press Move to Spam and the email from that sender will not reach your Outlook inbox.

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Our Opinion

You can choose your preferred way of blocking the emails on Outlook. Irrespective of the method, the result will be same and your inbox won’t be filled with emails that you no longer want to see. Also, you need not get confused of the different versions of Outlook when it comes to blocking emails.

Hope this section is useful to you. In case you have got any questions, feel free to ask us as comments. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay updated with the latest tech-related articles.

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