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Blocked Senders not working

Posted on 2006-10-25
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I have about 100 domains specified in my "Blocked Senders" in Outlook 2003 (Service Pack 2), but it does not appear to be working. I still get e-mails in my Inbox from domains that are listed as Blocked Senders. My Blocked Senders list looks like this:


Any ideas why it's not moving e-mails from the blocked domains to my Junk E-mail folder? Thanks
Question by:SETP
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Expert Comment

ID: 17804186
Greetings, SETP !

Try removing the @ in front of the domain names. Outlook does not recognize this character.

Best wishes!

Author Comment

ID: 17817561
Thanks for the reply war1. Unfortunately Outlook doesn't let me remove the @. In fact, if I add a new domain without the @ sign, it automatically adds it. For example, if I add "hotmail.com", it automatically adds this instead: "@hotmail.com"
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Expert Comment

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SETP, can you just add "hotmail" without the quotes?
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Author Comment

ID: 17819832
Oh, I did add it without quotes. I only used quotes in my reply above, not in Outlook :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 17820162
Add it without ".com".  If you do not type in "hotmail.com", but only "hotmail", @ will not be addded.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17829101
SETP, any update?

Author Comment

ID: 17977911
Hi, sorry for the delay - was out the country. If I add any address without the ".com" extension, Outlook automatically adds it!!
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Accepted Solution

war1 earned 1500 total points
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Some program is interfering with Outlook or a file in Outlook is corrupt
1. Register an important Outlook file. Go to Start > Run and type regsvr32 OLE32.DLL
Do the same for INETCOMM.DLL

2. Disable Outlook Addins.  Go to Tools > Options > Other > Advanced Options > Addin Manager or COMM/Addins and disable the addins.

3. Check if an external program running in the background is interfering with Outlook. Check Firewall, antivirus, antispyware, antispam, and all Norton programs. Disable these programs one at a time.

4. Create a new Outlook profile.

5. Repair Outlook. With Outlook open, go to Help > Detect and Repair.

6. If no joy, reinstall Outlook.  Go to Add/Remove Programs and highlight Microsoft Office. Click on Install/Uninstall.  A menu will pop allowing you to choose repair or reinstall.


Author Comment

ID: 17980606
Hi war1

Thanks for all your help. I will try your suggestions. I've awarded you the points in the meantime because it might take me a while to try it and it doesn't look like anyone else will post any comments. Thanks for all your support.

Kind Regards

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