How to block country-specific emails in Outlook – Detailed Guide

Do you get a lot of emails from countries other than your own in your Outlook inbox? If you’re finding these emails unwanted, you can easily block them using Outlook’s country-specific email blocking feature. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to block emails from one or more countries in Outlook.

We get a lot of unsolicited emails in our inboxes. As you know, all these emails take up space on cloud storage. So, it’s important to delete the ones we don’t need. We can delete unwanted emails manually by selecting each one. This is fine if we don’t get too many. But if we receive a lot of them from people we don’t know, manually deleting each one is not the best choice.

Hence, if you use the Outlook block emails feature, you will not have to spend your time deleting the emails one by one. Outlook will automatically move all emails coming from a particular country to the Junk folder, and then automatically delete them after 10 days.

How to block foreign emails from other countries in Outlook

The following instructions to block international emails will be applicable to Outlook 365, Outlook 2019, 2016, 2010, and 2007.

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  • Type Outlook in the Windows search box and click on the app to launch it.
  • Log into your account and go to “Home > Junk > Junk E-mail Options.” This will open a new window.
  • Now, click on the international tab. There, you will find two options, Blocked Top-level Domain List and Blocked Encodings List. You have to click on the first option.
  • In the Blocked-Top Level Domain List, select the country from which you do not want to receive the emails. You can select more than one country to block the emails.
  • When you are done, click OK to save the settings.

Email messages from countries you’ve blocked will automatically be moved to your Junk folder.

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