How to Block an Email Address in Office 365

Office 365 has developed a system of blocking unwanted messages and senders, giving you more control over your inbox. The trouble is, the system is a bit convoluted, and it’ll likely take some fiddling with different options and several iterations of code to set up anti-spam rules properly.

But, what if we told you there’s a faster, easier way to get rid of unsolicited emails, all while getting compensation? It might sound a bit too good to be true, but DoNotPay—the world’s best robot lawyer—can help you get rid of spam for good and even get revenge on the annoying spammers. 

How to Block Emails in Office 365 via Exchange Online Protection

To protect its users from spam and malware, Microsoft has developed the Exchange Online Protection (EOP)—a cloud-based filtering service that helps keep unwanted emails from ever reaching your inbox. 

EOP is geared towards organizations that are using Microsoft’s Exchange Online mailboxes. Using this service, administrators can implement several layers of protection to keep their organizations safe from potential threats spread via email.

EOP offers a few options for blocking unwanted emails:

  • Outlook Blocked Senders
  • Blocked sender lists or blocked domain lists in anti-spam policies
  • Exchange mail flow rules
  • The IP block list

Which method you should choose depends on the number of users that receive spam email.

If only a couple of your company’s employees receive an unwanted message, admins can add the sender’s email address to the Blocked Senders list in the mailbox. If your entire organization is “under attack” from spammers, you can implement IP blocks or create mail flow rules to prevent similar messages from reaching your business inbox ever again.

Though EOP controls all anti-spam settings in Microsoft 365 organizations, some specific anti-spam settings can be configured, by admins, on individual mailboxes in Exchange Online. In each Inbox, the safelist collection includes the Safe Recipients List, the Safe Senders list, and the Blocked Senders list

The junk email rule will determine if the message will be moved to the Junk folder. The Junk Email Rule is the hidden inbox rule, enabled by default in each mailbox. Keep in mind that users can only configure the safelist collection in their mailboxes in Outlook or Outlook Web App. Admins can configure the safelist collection in users’ mailboxes.

Blocking Unwanted Emails in the Outlook Web App 

Blocking unsolicited emails in the Outlook Web App is a lot more straightforward. Through Outlook’s Block and Allow, you can easily control which emails reach your inbox. You can leverage the tool’s configuration to create a list of senders and email domains that you trust and don’t trust. 

Here’s how you can manage your junk email: 

  1. Sign into your Outlook account
  2. Select Settings
  3. Click Mail
  4. Under Options, select Block or Allow 

The Block and Allow Settings 

Functionality
Automatically filter Junk Email 

In case you want to use junk email filtering, select ”Automatically filter Junk Email.” This option is an addition to the filter that’s set by your administrator.

Don’t move any email to my Junk Email folder 

Use this option if you want to turn off the junk email filtering. If you choose this option, all other settings become unavailable.
Safe Senders and Recipients 

Safe Senders and Recipients are the people and domains whose emails you don’t want to be delivered to your Junk Email folder. Be careful and only choose recipients and senders you trust.

Trust emails from my contacts 

In case you select this option, emails from any address in your contact list will be marked as safe automatically. 
Blocked Senders

Blocked senders are people and domains you don’t wish to receive emails from. Any emails you receive from those contacts will go straight to your Junk folder.

Block Email Address in Office 365 and Say Goodbye to Unwanted Emails With DoNotPay

Admittedly, the anti-spam mechanisms Office 365 provides are convoluted to a great extent. While there are great many options to protect your inbox from spam and unsolicited emails, you’d need to have significant experience to be able to make the most out of what Office 365 is offering. 

DoNotPay provides you with a much faster and easier way to keep your inbox clean, which doesn’t involve learning how to code or reading through pages and pages of Microsoft’s instructions. With DoNotPay, you can unsubscribe from annoying spam emails literally in seconds. 

You can use DoNotPay in any web browser or download it on your iOS device. Here’s how you can block email addresses in Office 365 with DoNotPay: 

  1. Log into your DoNotPay account
  2. Select the Spam Collector Option
  3. Enter your email address to connect it to DoNotPay
  4. Next time you receive a spam email, forward it to spam@donotpay.com

Once we receive the forwarded email, you will be unsubscribed from the sender’s mailing list automatically. In case there’s a class action against the sender, we will inform you. If you are interested, you can join the lawsuit and even get compensation. Talk about a spam email revenge! Lawsuit and settlement are possible if the email is illegal. Every email you did not agree to receive or does not have an unsubscription option falls into that category. 

DoNotPay Is Here to Give You Guidelines for Different Spam-Related Issues 

Among other things, DoNotPay is at your service to help you learn how to deal with different spam-related issues, including: 

Once you get a bit more knowledgeable on the topic and learn about different mechanisms you can implement to keep yourself protected from spam and potentially harmful email, your inbox will stop giving you headaches. 

DoNotPay Can Help You Get Rid of Physical Junk Mail Too 

If you have thought that you’ll never get rid of physical junk mail, we have good news for you. DoNotPay can help you get rid of physical junk mail, practically, in no time. The process is quite straightforward. All you should do is take a snapshot of the physical junk mail you received and send it to us. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the DoNotPay web page or iOS app and choose the DoNotMail option
  2. Click on the Enroll Now button
  3. Upload your photo and send it to spam@donotpay.com

Using the DoNotMail option, you’ll have full control over your mailbox, and you’ll stop worrying about all the unnecessary waste. You will help save the environment and avoid all sorts of scam attempts. DoNotPay will inform you if there’s a class-action suit against the sender so that you can join it and even get compensation in case of a successful settlement. 

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

Aside from dealing with spam emails, DoNotPay can help you resolve different legal issues. You can open it in any web browser or download it on your iOS device. Dealing with particular legal problems has never been easier thanks to DoNotPay that can assist you with: