This video will show you how to block unwanted junk email in Outlook 2013. It includes the following:
- Spam Filtering
- Newsletter Preferences
- Junk Email Options
Are you receiving a lot of spam and want to block junk email?
One way of blocking spam and junk mail is by manually blocking the sender – add the sender to the Blocked Senders list by opening Outlook, select Home > then click the Junk button in the Delete part of the ribbon, then click the Block Sender option.
Junk or spam email is an email that is unwanted by the receiver. In today’s time, junk mail is being sent around in mass quantities to users and contains unwanted advertising, malware, spam, or phishing websites. It’s important to understand the concept of how junk mail works and how it can be restricted on Outlook 2013. In this article, we will discuss how you can use Outlook’s features to block unwanted senders and control junk emails.
The junk email filter is enabled by default, and the protection level should be set on the low setting – this setting has been designed by Microsoft to catch most of the obvious looking junk email messages. Turning the setting up can make it more aggressive in catching spam, but it could also catch legitimate emails by accident – The spam filter uses an algorithm to detect whether or not the email appears like a junk email or not, and sends it to the junk folder.
How to configure junk email options in Outlook
Junk emails are often a nuisance in your inbox, fortunately, Outlook has a built-in spam filter to block junk email automatically – that can also be adjusted to your liking: Click on Home > Delete and select Junk E-mail Options. There are 4 levels of protection available as follows:
- No Automatic Filtering – This disables the spam filter completely.
- Low – Filters the most obvious junk and spam emails.
- High – Higher security and catches inconspicuous junk email.
- Safe Lists Only – Most restricted. Catches any message that isn’t from someone on the user’s Safe Senders List.
How to block junk email addresses in Outlook
In this article, we will be using Outlook 2013 to block unwanted junk mail senders and add them to the blocked list. This also works on newer versions of Outlook in more or less the same way:
- Open Outlook 2013
- Select an email from the sender that you want to block, then click on the Home tab.
- Select the Junk button and click Block Sender.
We hope this guide has helped you to block junk email in Outlook. Get in touch with one of our techies via the website’s chat system and get instant help with Outlook issues.