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Wed, Dec 20, 2017 5:09 PM

How do I block all emails from specific domain

I regularly receive spam emails from .pw domain.  I want to block ALL emails from that domain.  I have tried blocking @chripi.pw in Outlook Express, for example.  But, very soon I received an email from dickens@chripi.pw.  So I added that address, but soon received an email from dreyfus@chripi.pw.  I don't want any emails from .pw.  Please help!

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5 y ago

@djones948, you can block a domain from your Outlook Express by clicking on Tools > Message Rules > Blocked Senders > Click Add > On the address, add the domain chripi.pw and block mail and news messages then press OK.


-EricG AT&T Community Specialist.

_xyzzy_

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5 y ago

Doesn't Outlook have filters?  If so create a filter that matches all senders (From) that end with chripi.pw and set the appropriate action.

 

[I thought I answered a question like this already in the context of the webmail.]

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5 y ago

Thank you both for responding.  First, let me say that I use Firefox as my browser.  My wife uses Internet Explorer.  We have Micrsoft Outlook Express 2010.  

 

I use Malwarebytes as my primary anti-spam protection.

 

When I click on "Tools", on either browser, I don't see any "message rules" options.  I CAN go through my mail server which is Yahoo, and add filters.  What I'm finding, however, is that they are not doing the job.

 

I have also added filters through the Outlook Express program: Junk>Junk E-mail options>Blocked Senders>Add.  I added .pw, @koarty.pw, @lirork.pw, @soddar.pw, and @chripi.pw, all 100% spam domains.  I then received continued to get spam but from different first names: dickens@chripi.pw, then dreyfuss@chripi.pw, and kilbourne@koarty.pw.  They just keep changing the first part of the address, and sometimes the second.  All having .pw.  I want all email from anything containing .pw to be blocked.

 

Today I'm trying a different tactic, in large part, from your comments.  On Outlook: Rules>Manage Rules and Alerts>New Rule.  If .pw is detected in any sender address it will be blocked.  I'm hoping it will work.  If not, I'll try something else. 

_xyzzy_

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When I click on "Tools", on either browser, I don't see any "message rules" options.  I CAN go through my mail server which is Yahoo, and add filters.  What I'm finding, however, is that they are not doing the job.

If you are talking about accessing the webmail through the browser the filters are defined by clicking the gear->settings->filters.  It does have a rule to match a string at the end of the From (sender) address if memory serves.

 

If .pw is detected in any sender address it will be blocked.  I'm hoping it will work.

It might be better to specify if .pw is at the end of the sender address to leave open the possibility that someday the string ".pw" occurs in a email address you do want to see.  I assume the filters/rules have that kind of specification though.

 

 

 

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5 y ago

I thank you again for your attention. 

 

When changing the settings in Yahoo I always added addresses to the "Blocked Senders" category, but did not change the settings in the "Filters" category.  Excellent observation, and I added .pw (at the end) to this filter list.  Outlook also offers the opportunity to block international domains.  The .pw originates in Pulau, according to the list, and I blocked that as well. 

 

Now, I wait and see.

 

I'm quite happy to have contacted this forum.

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