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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Sid9678, Aug 3, 2005.

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  1. Sid9678

    Sid9678 Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know how to block a sender in hotmail and gmail? I know in hotmail you can report a sender as spam but I would like to block a specific sender and how the e-mail returned to that sender. Is there anyway you can do that through hotmail and gmail?

    The sender that I would like to block is someone that I know but I no longer want to receive any e-mails from. I would like to block them and have the e-mailed returned to that sender so they know that I'm not even reading their e-mails.
     
  2. kath100

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    In Gmail you can create a filter.
    Put the email address in the from field then pick the option to forward the email back to the sender.
    eg if you want to block [email protected] the rule would be...
    from [email protected] forward to [email protected]
    Just click on create a filter and it will be apparent what to do.
    :)
     
  3. Sid9678

    Sid9678 Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I tried that and it sends the e-mail back but I still get the e-mail. I don't want to even get the e-mail, I just want it send back to the sender without any knowledge of receiving it.
     
  4. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    You can use the filter to forward it to the person AND to move it to your trash so you won't see it, but there's no way to block it from coming in at all.
     
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