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Blocking a Sender

Please note that this is not a substitute for reporting spam or other email abuse. Those can be stopped by submitting an abuse form.

  1. Click on Rules in the task bar.
  2. Type the name of the rule (“Block sender” in the case shown below).

  3. Click on the Edit button next to your new Rule to start setting it up.
  4. Under Data, choose “From”.
  5. Under Operation, choose “is”.
  6. Type the name of the address you wish to block.
  7. Under Action there are two options that will accomplish your goal.
    Reject with: Sends a bounce-back error message to the sender, including whatever message you type in the “Parameter” box. You never receive the sender’s message.
    Discard: Moves the sender’s message directly to the trash. The sender will not receive notice that you rejected the message, and it will sit in your trash until deleted.
  8. Click the green check mark when finished, to save the rule. This change will take effect immediately.