Monday, October 13, 2008

"How do I block an e-mail address? This person I don't know keep sending me e-mails...

... even if I asked to be removed from their mailing list."

Since you're using Yahoo! Mail, you can block all mail from up to 500 email addresses. All mail from these senders will be automatically deleted before you see it. [This is not for spam - the spam/bulk folder is for that.] Use the list of blocked senders for individual senders whose messages you don't want to receive but won't stop. This will save you the hassle of deleting every incoming mail manually. To have Yahoo! Mail delete all mail from a particular address automatically:
1. Select Options Mail Options... in Yahoo! Mail.
2.) Go to the Spam category.
3.) Type the unwanted email address under Add a blocked address:.
4.) Click Add.
5.) Now click Save Changes.

- For Hotmail, click on this link to get the instructions.

- If you're using a Gmail account, it's a little bit more tedious but it's doable. Here's the how-to.

- For AOL acount holders, here's what I found online to block e-mail address or website. [Caveat: I don't have AOL so I haven't tested this]:
1. On the AOL toolbar, click Settings.
2. In the By Category tab, scroll down and click Spam Controls.
3. Under Control Who I Get Mail From, click the radio button next to Use a Custom Sender List, and then click the Custom Sender List hyperlink.
4. In the Custom Sender List window, choose from the following settings:
- Block all senders and domains listed below: Select this radio button to block mail from the e-mail addresses and domains you specify.
- Remove: Click this to remove a selected e-mail address or domain.
5. Use AOL Smart Block to make room for additional addresses: Select this to enable AOL Smart Block, which automatically removes inactive addresses from your block list to make room for other addresses.


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