Where is the block button in junk mail?
Where is the block button in junk mail? I used to be able to instantly block an address, now I have to open the email, cut and paste the address, and go to settings to block?! I thought updates were supposed to make things easier, not add more work.
Thanks for using Outlook.com!
To block a user from the junk email folder, either:
- Select one or more emails and click the “Not Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar → “Block”
- Right-click on an email and select “Block”.
Note: In non-junk folders, the option to block a user is under the “Junk” dropdown in the top menu bar
Outlook block does not work. It’s a joke
TJ Darrington commented
Sick of not being able to block all the Russian brides wanting to marry me & no I don’t want a penile extension as I don’t have one to start with! Changing to a more user friendly email supplier that actually blocks spam. A shame really as I’ve had my email address for what seems like forever but you went and broke something that was working fine for everyone
i,ve tried this many times, it does not work.
Samantha Horscroft commented
Yes, I agree with the 17th September comment. Why on earth have Outlook made blocking so complicated. Even the explanation above is ridiculously complicated and I couldn’t make it work. I currently have 206 junk emails and can’t block any of them. It is driving absolutely crazy. Yes, will definitely be moving to another provider if Outlook don’t revert to the old, sensible, straightforward system. Aaaaargh. As if dealing with emails wasn’t tedious enough!!!
Please go back to the way the original spam block button worked. If not I will be moving to another mail provider that does not fix things that work.
I would suggest to everybody who complains if this is not fixed within a month then move they will soon get the message that people are unhappy.
[Deleted User] commented
If you block it, the found the block button under not junk but email still stays in the junk folder. Before you could block and the email would be removed .
Could you pleeease bring back hat option!!
just like everyone else on here
why oh why have you messed about with the block button
everyday bombarded with nasty emails from pereverted sites
now getting 100 a day and you expect me to paste them in block senders list
bring back the original block button and stop trying to be over savvy
sort it out
Christina Fargher Medium commented
I have tried this and it doesnt work, after choosing block, a small box at the bottom of the screen appears with 2 options sender and view block senders, you can only click the view block senders, this take you to your list of blocked senders where you have to put in manually the email address, very hard when you have lots to block, what happened to the old way of right clicking, choosing block, and the message disappears?
Could be that Outlook is getting something ($)out of this. Many people will not take the time to go thru the laborious process of cutting and pasting junk email into another folder and then....etc. etc.
Those people will just delete them. This keeps the spammers in business and business is all about $. Outlook is making it easier on the spammers. Only logical conclusion is follow the $$$. Sell outs.
Hotmail used to delete the spam junk email after you clicked "block" but now leaves it in the junk email folder. Is there a toggle somewhere to make the blocked junk email disappear after you click "block" as it used to until a few weeks ago.
The ideas from the moderators regarding BLOCK NOT WORKING
( are not only ) ridiculous and annoying,
they also don't work.
Linda Fucci commented
how to block senders on Hotmail needs to be addressed
Roland Voyer commented
Why can' we block unwanted mail anymore the block box have been removed ?
Bring back the block button, The system in place now too much work!!!!!!
Linda Pabst commented
I cannot block spam or send signal as a phishing item.
The block sender option no longer shows in my email, does it still exist?
Can I get it back?
Block needs to be more prevalent.
What happened to the automatic "block" feature to click to block junk senders? It was an excellent feature -- now gone.
Addie Moe commented
Please move the Block function back to the menu on the Junk Folder. I'm getting inundated with Junk Mail and your Rules aren't working on Junk mail. Why did you "fix" what wasn't broken?
Robert N commented
Why did you remove/ change the Block sender and make us have to write it in??? That's ridiculous !!!!
Please put it back!!! Instead of making the site easier you're making it more complicated! We get inundated with thousands of junk/scam/ spam and you want us to type in unwanted senders and domains? Lots of juvenile emojis and cartoon icons though huh?