How to Block a Sender in Outlook Express

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Blocking Senders in Outlook Express

Outlook Express was discontinued in 2001, but you may still have it installed on older Windows systems. It was replaced in Windows Vista by Windows Mail or Apple Mail. See steps for blocking senders in Windows Live Mail.

Many former Outlook Express users have since moved to Outlook. Learn how to block a sender in Outlook.

If you are using Outlook Express on an older system, you can use these steps to block email from senders. This will stop all email from that address.

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Highlight a Message From the Person You Want to Block

  • Highlight a message from the person you want to block.

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Select "Message | Block Sender..." From the Menu

  • Select Message | Block Sender... from the menu.

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Click "Yes"

  • Click Yes to have all existing messages from the blocked sender deleted from the current folder.​
  • Future messages are blocked even if you answer No to the question and keep existing messages.