How to Unblock a Sender in Outlook.com

Unblock blocked senders and start receiving their email again

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Did you block someone on Outlook.com (on purpose or by accident) but now want them unblocked? You can unblock these blocked senders in Outlook.com with just a couple clicks and start receiving mail from them once again.

Instructions in this article apply to Outlook.com and Outlook Online.

Unblock a Blocked Sender

There might be other ways you're blocking email addresses through Outlook.com, so be sure to read through all steps below to make sure you're opening your account enough to get mail from the recipient in question.

To unblock addresses from your blocked sender's list:

  1. Go to Settings.

    Outlook.com interface with the setting gear highlighted
  2. Select View all Outlook settings.

    Viewing basic settings in Outlook.com
  3. Select Mail.

  4. Select Junk email.

    Viewing Junk email options within Outlook.com website
  5. In the Blocked Senders and domains section, you'll see a list of senders that you've blocked in the past.

  6. To remove an address, select the trash can next to the email address.

  7. Select Save.

    Saving Junk email options within Outlook.com website
  8. Close the Settings window.

This also works on addresses blocked with a Sweep filter.