How to Block Junk Mail on Hotmail

Everybody gets Junk Mail to their email. Yes, some Junk Mail is stopped automatically, but what do you do about the rest of it that gets through? If you go through and delete all your junk one at a time, that is not the easiest or most efficient way of doing this.

That will take up way too much of your time and your fingers might even get tired of clicking with how many pieces of Junk Mail you can get in a short amount of time. Here is a better way to solve the Junk Mail Crisis that is your inbox.

1. Marking Mail as Junk

1. You want to open the Outlook website and login to your email account if you aren’t already. You can login with your Email or Phone number and Password

2. Once it is open to your inbox, click the checkbox to the left of an email you want to mark as junk

3. Click the Junk button which is in the Options Row above your mailbox next to the Archive button. Doing this will move the email into the Junk folder

4. Now, right click the Junk folder on your PC on the left side of the Outlook page or Two finger click on your Mac

5. Click on Empty folder in the pop up window that comes up

6. Click on OK. This will empty your Junk folder and mark the selected email as Junk from now on

2. Changing your Block Settings

1. Open the Outlook website and sign in to your email account if you aren’t already. You can sign in using your Email address or Phone number and Password

2. Click on the Gear icon in the top right of the Outlook page to open your Mail Settings

3. You will want to click on the Options tab in this menu at the bottom

4. Here, click on the Junk Mail option that is about halfway down on the left side of the Outlook page.

5. Then, click Filters and reporting which should be the last option in the list

6. There should be an Exclusive option with a circle to the left of it that you should click. This will prevent anyone that is not in your contacts list from contacting you

7. Now, you will want to click the Save button which should be above the Filters and reporting heading at the top of the page. Your Junk mail should drastically shrink after doing this.

You will want to make sure that anyone you are expecting an email from is on your contact list. If they aren’t, you will never get their email.

If you run into the issue of all of your emails going into your Junk folder, you may have to change your settings to allow the senders through. Most of the time this is caused by the addresses that are sending these emails to you are fake accounts or fraudulent.

If you are still having issues with Junk mail after following these instructions, you may want to think about switching to a Gmail account. Gmail has a Junk Filter ran by Artificial Intelligence that has a 99% success rate of filtering Junk. It is a very rare occasion that your Junk or “SPAM” doesn’t end up it the Spam folder when you use Gmail.