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Windows 7: Windows Live Mail Does Not Block Email Classified As Junk

10 Oct 2011   #1
idahosurge

Win7 Ult 64b
 
 
Windows Live Mail Does Not Block Email Classified As Junk

In Windows Live Mail (Win7) I keep getting email in my junk email folder that I have added to the blocked senders tab in Safety Options under Junk Mail. I have added both the domain name and the actual email address.

I googled this problem and the only solution was to go into Control Panel>Programs>Programs and Features>Windows Live Essentials 2011 and do a repair. I have tried this twice and it does not work.

Does anyone know of anything that will work?


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10 Oct 2011   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

That's the way it works--Blocked senders will always be put into the Junk folder.
You can set an option to automatically delete Junk messages but you then rely on the junk rules to make a valid decision on incoming messages. It could delete messages deemed as junk simply because of content or frequency from a friend or other valid senders. You can limit this by settings in the Safe Sender table.


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10 Oct 2011   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

The only way to get WLM to block certain senders is to sign in with a W Live ID.
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11 Oct 2011   #4
idahosurge

Win7 Ult 64b
 
 

Thanks for the explanation!

I thought that block meant Live Mail would not received them at all, not block them from my inbox and put them in my junk box.
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11 Oct 2011   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

For me, the junk mail has really dropped off. I think the ISPs are doing a better job of blocking big offenders. I like being able to make a managed decision on what's in the Junk folder though. And, MS-LM makes it easy to delete the items or move them back to the Inbox. I still go back to my ISP mail handler and check that junk box about once a week or so. I prefer to make the final decision. Beats missing an important email. But I understand your point of a "blocked sender". The thing is, as the blocks can be at the domain level there could be a good one in there too. (See my blocks.)
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