How do I Put a Persons Email Address on a Spam List?

by Steve Gregory

Whether you use a major online email account or email client application to read your email, you have access to an option that enables you to add a person's email address to a blocked list or create a filter to block an address. Placing the email address from an undesirable sender in the blocked list or a filter redirects the sender's incoming email from your inbox to a junk or spam email folder. Adding the address to the blocked list or filter not only prevents you from dealing with the email, but it also reduces the number of emails appearing in your inbox.

Windows Live Mail

1

Launch Windows Live Mail and select the "Home" tab.

2

Select the Delete group's "Junk" drop-down arrow.

3

Select "Junk Email Options" from the list of options to open the Junk Email Options window.

4

Select "Safety Options" to open the Safety Options window and then select the "Blocked Senders" tab.

5

Click "Add" to open the Add Address or Domain box.

6

Enter the email of the person you want to add to the Junk email list and then click the "OK" button.

7

Click the Safety Options window's "Apply" button and then click "OK."

Yahoo

1

Sign in to your Yahoo account and select the "Gear" icon.

2

Select "Mail Options" to open the Options tab.

3

Select "Blocked Addresses" in the Advanced Options section.

4

Enter the person's email address in the Add an Address field and click "+." The address appears in the Blocked Addresses field.

Gmail

1

Log in to your Gmail inbox and click the "Down" arrow in the Search field to open the Search box.

2

Enter the email your want to block in the From field.

3

Click "Create Filter With This Search" and then select the "Delete It" check box.

4

Select "Create Filter" to complete the process.

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to Windows Live Mail 2012. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.

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