How to Block Emails on Outlook?

Unsolicited emails sometimes cause disturbance and may lead to phishing pages and other scams. The easiest way to get rid of such emails is to block them right away. Luckily, on Outlook, you can block individual emails as well as all email addresses with a specific domain.

There can be multiple reasons for which you want to block specific email addresses, such as never-ending spam, phishing emails, annoying promotional emails, etc.

In this article, we will tell you how you can block and unblock emails on Outlook.
Use the quick links in the table of contents for easy navigation within the article.


How to block emails on the Outlook app?

Depending on the device and application you are using to run Outlook, there are a few ways to block emails on Outlook.

Learn how to block Outlook emails in different ways:

How to block emails from the Outlook desktop app?

The interface of the Outlook desktop app is almost the same for Windows and Apple (MAC OS) for the same versions of Outlook. Therefore, the steps to block emails are same for both operating systems.

There are two methods to block emails on Outlook desktop that are from the email’s option and junk email options in the File tab.

From E-mail options

Use the following steps to block emails on the Outlook desktop app from email options:

  1. Firstly open Outlook and right click on any email message of the sender you want to block.
  2. Then click on the Junk option from the menu.
  3. Finally click on the Block sender option and the sender of the email would be blocked.
    Block emails on Outlook

From junk E-mail options

Use the following steps to block emails on the Outlook desktop app from junk options:

  1. Firstly open Outlook, go to Home tab and open the Junk option as shown in the below image.
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  2. Now select Junk E-mail Options from the menu.
    Outlook Junk E-Mail options

  3. A new window will open, go to the Blocked Senders tab.
    junk options, blocked senders Outlook

  4. Then click on the Add button.
    Block emails on Outlook

  5. Now type the email address or domain you want to block in the empty field, click OK and finally click Apply to save the changes.
    Block emails on Outlook

How to block emails from the Outlook web app?

You can use the Outlook web app on any browser from your PC. However, Microsoft has a list of recommended browsers for using the Outlook web app, so prefer using one of those browsers for the purpose.

Use the following steps to block emails on the Outlook web app or Office 365 online:

  1. Firstly go to Outlook.live.com and log into your account.

  2. Now click on the gear icon at the top right to open Settings then click on the View all Outlook settings option as shown in the below image.
    View All Outlook Settings Web App

  3. All Outlook settings will open, now go to Mail > Junk email and click on the Add option under the ‘blocked senders and domains’ section as shown below.
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  4. Type the email address or domain you want to block in the empty field, press the Enter button on your keyboard and finally click on the Save button in the bottom right to block that email address or domain.
    Block emails on Outlook

How to block emails from Outlook mobile?

There is no option to block emails from the Outlook app on Android or iPhone.

If you are thinking of accessing Outlook’s website in desktop mode in order to block emails, sadly, that wouldn’t be of any help either.

The desktop view of Outlook on a mobile device doesn’t open Outlook Web App, and it is pretty much like the mobile application with no option to block email accounts.

Therefore, you cannot block emails on Outlook from a mobile phone.


How to Unblock emails on Outlook?

You can see and edit the list of blocked email addresses from either the Outlook desktop or the Outlook web app but not on mobile phone. Learn how to unblock emails on Outlook on Windows and Mac OS desktops.

How to unblock emails on Outlook Desktop App?

Use the following steps to unblock emails on the Outlook desktop app on Windows and Mac:

  1. Firstly open Outlook, go to Home tab and open the Junk option as shown in the below image.
    Outlook Hoem Tab Junk emails

  2. Now select Junk E-mail Options from the menu.
    Outlook Junk E-Mail options

  3. A new window will open, go to the Blocked Senders tab.
    junk options, blocked senders Outlook

  4. Now select the email address or domain you want to unblock from the list, click Remove and finally click Apply to apply changes.
    Remove email from blocked senders list

How to unblock emails on the Outlook web app?

Use the following steps to unblock emails on the Outlook desktop app:

  1. Firstly go to Outlook.live.com and log into your account.

  2. Now click on the gear icon at the top right to open Settings then click on the View all Outlook settings option as shown in the below image.
    View All Outlook Settings Web App

  3. In the Outlook settings, go to Mail > Junk email and click on the Trash icon on the right side of the email address or domain you want to unblock.
    Unblock Emails on Outlook

  4. Finally click on the Save button to save the settings and unblock the sender.
    Unblock emails on Outlook

Conclusion

You can block and unblock Outlook emails from PCs only. After reading the article, you can easily edit your email blocklist on both Outlook Desktop App and Outlook Web App.

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FAQs

Why am I still getting emails from blocked senders on Outlook?
If you are receiving emails even after blocking an email address, that might be because the email has been added to the safe list. You need to remove the email address from the safe list to block emails.
Go to Home tab, select Junk > Junk E-mail options. Now go to the Safe Senders tab in the newly opened window. Select the email address, click Remove and finally click Apply to apply the changes.

Do blocked emails bounce back to the sender?
Blocked emails do not bounce back to the sender. Moreover, no notification or intimation is sent to the email address you have blocked.

How to block emails on Windows 10?
To block emails on Windows 10, go to Outlook, right-click on the email you want to block, click Junk on the menu and select Block sender.

How do I find the blocked list in Outlook?
To see the list of blocked emails list in Outlook, go to Home tab, then select Junk > Junk E-mail options and head to the Blocked senders tab in the newly opened window.

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