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Windows 7: blocking an entire subdomain in live mail?

10 Apr 2011   #1
Maguscreed

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blocking an entire subdomain in live mail?

I'm curious, I know I can block a domain using live mail's built in features
i.e. I can block anything from abc.com

What I want to do is block everything from .info
Is this possible?
Everything I have ever gotten from .info addresses are nothing but spam, I know no one and do business with no one using this and would like it to simply go away.

Is this possible?
I have tried the most obvious way and the system rejects it.


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10 Apr 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Bumping once in case anyone has a clue.
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10 Apr 2011   #3
Kari

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I tried to find information on this topic, seems to be quite difficult. To start, let's clear a small mistake on the terminology: it's not subdomain you want to block, it's top-level domain.

Most systems allow a domain to have subdomains. These domains are like daughter domains to a main domain, for instance a company could have they site on www.company.com, and then use subdomains like customers.company.com, intranet.company.com and so on. So the main domain, company.com, is always the same, and subdomain replaces the www part of the domain. (This example is taken from the service provider I use to host all my domains, other providers might have other systems.)

Top-level domain is the last part of the address (.org, .info, .com, .fi, .de etc.). Using Outlook I can block top-level doamins using rules, but I do not find such an option on Live Mail. In Outlook I can add for instance .info to a rule so when it's found on senders address the message is moved to junk. As far as I can tell on Live Mail I can only add actual sender email addresses, not single word in senders address.

When searching, search for "block top-level domain".

Good luck.

Kari
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10 Apr 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah I actually realized my mistake in terminology but didn't figure editing it would do any good after I had made the idiot mistake in the first place.

on the bright side they all go to my junk folder as I've set tons of rules using what they do allow. I was just curious.
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Maybe of no use: Image of Blocking Top-Level Domains and Encoding List in Windows Live Mail: 5 of 5 images from Security Options in Windows Live Mail 2011 on Bright Hub

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
yeah I actually realized my mistake in terminology but didn't figure editing it would do any good after I had made the idiot mistake in the first place.

on the bright side they all go to my junk folder as I've set tons of rules using what they do allow. I was just curious.
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10 Apr 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

curious not long after posting this, someone made many attempts to access my windows live mail account. Enough that the system had locked it.

edit: and they are apparently still at it.
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